Safeguard Properties was hired to strip out Mike Moors neighbors rural property, mistakenly took thousands of dollars of his things instead. Included were: a backhoe, a boat and perhaps most important, family heirlooms. Now Mike Moors wants it all back, but the property recovery company that took his property wont tell him where it ended up. Theres stuff thats in those trailers thats worth a lot more than gold to me, Moors said.
Moors is lamenting the loss of family photographs, a 100 year-old wood chest filled with his wifes childhood memories, even his wife's wedding dress. All that is left now of two storage trailers, are cinder blocks in the dirt. Moors, 53, and his wife have been planning to retire on the 10-acre spot, with a view of Coupland, Texas to the west. He hadnt been here in months, but a visit in late January revealed someone had broken into his barn. They just tore the place up, and they tore that timber in the barn out to get the backhoe out, he said, adding a boat was also missing. The motor, and trailer without wheels, were left behind.
When Moors complained to Safeguard in February about the mix-up, they would only tell him they were looking into it. He is now working with a lawyer. For Moors, the loss is most painful when he recalls the contents of one trailer, where he said there were irreplaceable items. My wifes wedding dress was in there. You cant get those anywhere, he said. Every woman wants to give that wedding dress to her daughter. She wont be able to do that anymore.
Safeguard Properties spokesperson Diane Fusco told KXAN they admit a mistake in this case. We want to be fair with him, she said. We are working with Moors to come up with a settlement as quickly as possible. Fusco said it's policy to not release any photos taken on the site or the name of the local contractor who did the work. She also said since several months have passed, Mr. Moors' property is likely disposed of.