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Complaint Review: Harry Johnson, Jr

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  • Submitted: Fri, August 24, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, August 24, 2012

  • Reported By: anonymous — Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States of America
Harry Johnson, Jr
4532 Sheridan Ave Miami Beach, Florida United States of America
  • Phone: 786-548-2673
  • Web:
  • Category: Lodging

Harry Johnson, Jr Miami beach vacation rental company 4532 Sheridan Ave - rat problem/no A/AC Miami Beach, Florida

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Photos not of my house

*Consumer Comment: BEWARE

*Consumer Comment: HARRY JOHNSON JR IS ON YOUTUBE

*Consumer Comment: Are you insane Harry???

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Federal Offense comitted

*Consumer Comment: Harry Johnson is on Youtube

*Consumer Comment: Harry Johnson and Homeaway have to be stopped

*Author of original report: Rental Ripoff

*Consumer Comment: Harry ripped us off too!!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: They just wanted to extort me

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Our trip to 4532 Sheridan Ave was far from what we expected, or payed for. We were left with a rat problem and no airconditioning for 3 days in August.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/24/2012 12:48 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Harry-Johnson-Jr/Miami-Beach-Florida-33140/Harry-Johnson-Jr-Miami-beach-vacation-rental-company-4532-Sheridan-Ave-rat-problemno-A-932103. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Photos not of my house

AUTHOR: Harry johnson jr - ()

The photos posted were of neighboring properties, not mine. The poster conveniently failed to mention this. Also, the photo of the ac equipment showing dust is the best she can do about the bad things in my house? This person is simply pissed off after Homeaway.com, not me, blocked their attempts at extorting me. I urge you instead to go read real review of my house over the past 7 years and judge for yourself. Don't take only one malicious report, instead, do the real investigation. You can also always contact me and speak with me directly. 

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#2 Consumer Comment

BEWARE

AUTHOR: RVZ - ()

don't stay at

4532 Sheridan Ave Miami Beach Fl..check out real pic on Youtube...

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#3 Consumer Comment

HARRY JOHNSON JR IS ON YOUTUBE

AUTHOR: RVZ - ()

Check out Harry Johnson Jr Youtube video on youtube....his

4532 Sheridan Ave  Miami Beach Florida nightmare...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnQrzSK_Bt0

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#4 Consumer Comment

Are you insane Harry???

AUTHOR: RVZ - ()

You are a sorry excuse for an individual...go look at the Youtube video and see what this man is about!! You can not do smoke and mirrors to deflect you are a terrible business man and a sorry excuse for a human being.. How are we extorting you??? We can't get our money back...you are the only one that has anything to gain by posting such nonsense!!!

Here is my nightmare on June 30th...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnQrzSK_Bt0

 

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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Federal Offense comitted

AUTHOR: Harry johnson jr - ()

If you notice, all of these reviews came on the same day. They are all from the same person. This person tried to extort me for money, a criminal offense. I have in writing from them asking for monies in exchange for not leaving a bad review. 

This is: 

* A Federal Offense

I have already contacted the State Attorney's office to file a criminial investigation into this Felony. I have also alerted Homeland Security as well. 

Overview of Florida Extortion Laws Extortion, also known as blackmail, describes a threat made in order to take another person's money or property, or to compel another person to act or not act. - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/florida-law/florida-extortion-laws.html#sthash.BRYyd92v.dpuf

A Florida state prosecutor must establish several elements to prove an extortion case:

  • Threat: The prosecutor must prove that the defendant made a verbal or written threat.

- See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/florida-law/florida-extortion-laws.html#sthash.BRYyd92v.dpuf

  • Intent: The prosecutor must show that the defendant had an intent to gain financially, receive property, or otherwise compel the victim to do any act against the victim's will. However, Florida law does not require an intent to actually carry out the threat or an ability to perform the threatened act.

- See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/florida-law/florida-extortion-laws.html#sthash.BRYyd92v.dpuf

Penalties and Sentences Extortion is a second degree felony in Florida. A conviction can result in term of imprisonment for up to fifteen years, a fine in an amount up to $10,000, or both. However, the state may be able to request an increased punishment if the defendant has a criminal record with prior felonies or qualifies as a habitual felony offender.  - See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/florida-law/florida-extortion-laws.html#sthash.BRYyd92v.dpuf

 

This is a very simple case: I have in writing their threat to receive financial gain from their extortion attempts. The judge will see it as very clear cut as well. 

 

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#6 Consumer Comment

Harry Johnson is on Youtube

AUTHOR: RVZ - ()

If you go to Youtube you can contact me there....if Homeaway took your review off...that is awful!! I am sure Harry will say we didn't stay there....and will try to block our review...too!! Since i am out my money....i just want to flood the internet with this info...i have a few more picture i will try to upload on there too....

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#7 Consumer Comment

Harry Johnson and Homeaway have to be stopped

AUTHOR: RVZ - ()

I have  a Youtube video with our lovely experience...I am going to start a Facebook page, i see the loser is on FB...Those other reviews have to be written by him...if they let the link come through here is the Youtube i did...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnQrzSK_Bt0

if they take it off you can find it at Youtube Harry Johnson, Miami...search

I am sorry you had an awful experience too..he is nothing more than a slum lord. We were shocked at how awful the house was!! I wonder what else we can do..did you report him to BBB and Chamber in Miami?? i am planning on doing this...it would be great if you would too....i think he is not supposed to even do rental in that area....it is residential....he says in his contract to tell them we are his guest....he is AWFUL...i won't stop until when he is Googled all this comes up..and when you Google the house....Thank God we only payed for 3 days...and could leave after the 2nd...He is also listed on FlipKey...with is powered by Trip Advior...i left one there too....now if it see the light of day...who knows....

So glad this site is here...it seems to be the only place to tell the truth!!

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#8 Author of original report

Rental Ripoff

AUTHOR: anonymous - ()

 Harry has the same reponse to both of us- we are trying to extort him for money. There are only positive reports on Home Again because he gets negative ones deleted. He did mine. It is his relationship with Home Again that protects him. They are the middle men.

  I am sorry, but not surprised, that it happened to someone else. Having your expensive, well-anticipated vacation fall through is heart breaking, I had guests, and was so embarassed to have the landlord and workers trooping through the house. And, the rat is a health code violation. There was evidence of rat feces on the downstairs bedroom floor. We saw his hiding space entry under the cabinets in the kitchen. The water stain in the kitchen is from the ice maker failing. It happened while we were in the house. Had to get coolers to hold our frozen items.  The fourth bedroom was the pool house. I had minor children so we could not use the house. That turned it into a 3 bedroom house for 5 people. The worst was the air conditioning out in August! The house seemed warm when we arrived. I increased the air conditioning and it got worse rather than better. I called Harry when we woke up the next morning, our first in the house. Nobody had slept well. I informed Harry, and because he did not want to pay for an A/C repair cost on a Sunday, he left us there. The AC was not restored until Monday 1p and did not cool down until Tues. I asked for a refund, and was accused of extortion.

 

 

 

 

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#9 Consumer Comment

Harry ripped us off too!!

AUTHOR: RVZ - ()

We stayed at Harry Johnson’s property located at 4532 Sheridan Ave  June 30th 2013 for 2 night supposed to stay 3...the house is in awful shape, it smelled old, and a strong smell of bleach. Harry has you sign an agreement that even if the house is not as depicted in the picture you can't do anything about this. You sign this after you have paid. So you have no choice but to sign it. There are holes in the kitchen floor, with water damage; he has rugs over them in his pictures. the bathroom downstairs had so much mold on the shower heard we didn't dare go near it. the 4th bedroom is like a separate apartment and the neighborhood is not good.

the neighbor is a hoarder his back yard which you can see from the pool is like a junk yard. His car was parked in his yard and it appeared he lived out of it. Harry never met us, he had the hoarding neighbor give us the key. we told him we were not happy...but guess what ... he said you signed as it....nothing i can do. the furniture is nasty, didn't even want to sat on it, the lawn chairs were mildewed, never sat on them. We didn't even get in the pool, because the neighbor was always lurking around and his back yard was packed full. I have pictures of all this, but these sites will not let me post my email address. i am going to file with BBB and Miami Chamber.

If you are thinking about renting this property please do your Due diligence...i did not, and i believed his posted reviews on his Home Away site. There is one bad review and Harry said this on rebuttal on Home Away site.. "He was angry and wrote this irrational review that has absolutely no basis, simply to get back at me." Don't believe it!!!! this place is awful and it is not walking distance to anything!!!!! i felt unsafe in the part of neighborhood this house was in. I think it was a nice house once, but Harry has put no money into it in year, it appears!! I have no other recourse but to post negative reviews everywhere I can...my $2000.00 is down the drain. We stayed 2 of the 3 nights we paid for and tried to stay way from this house as much as possible. I have no motive but to warn other not to rent this property. It almost ruined out vacation!! 

i have more pictures will attempt to  put on Youtube titled Harry Johnson rental house at Sheridan Ave Miami. my email is (((redacted))) if you want more info...

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#10 REBUTTAL Owner of company

They just wanted to extort me

AUTHOR: Harry johnson jr - ()

This person was simply trying to get back money from a rental home she rented from us. There was nothing wrong with the house as evidenced by the over 20 reviews of 5 stars we've received over the years. Here is the link to the reviews of this house: 

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p185870#reviews

 

 

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