FORT MYERS-Fla.-Resident Geraldine Pisciotta is concerned about her son's health. She said, "I wake up in the morning and hear several mice being caught on the glue trap and they are screeching to be let free."
Fort Myers Code Enforcement came out to Harbor Palms in Fort Myers today to check on her rodent complaints and others. Officer Maria Morales was also making sure the hundreds of gallons of raw sewage that spilled into the community were completely cleaned up.
Jonathan Woolley said, "It smelled nasty, very nasty and all the pee when you walk by smelled worse." Morales said, "We issued a five-hundred-dollar citation to management."
Today the sewage is gone, but the mice remain. Pisciotta said, "I just want him to fix it and stop thinking he can get away with it."
We wanted to get Harbor Palms' side of the story, but were told to get off the property. Later, when we called them, a man named Joe, refused to give us his last name, but said he was the Caretaker. He said it happens-sewers back up. As for the rodents? he said he is working with a pest control company to get rid of them. In the end, Joe says his tenants are making excuses so they don't have to pay rent.
Code Enforcement is taking the owner to court in December. He faces up to five-thousand dollars in fines.