HOUSTON (FOX 26) - When it was a dairy farm, it was Joe Reznicek's business to care for it for the Groschke family. Even though it was wiped out during Harvey, he still cared for it, so he was sickened when he saw someone else had been there.
"They just came right through the front door and not just one set of burglar doors...but there was another set on that door, so they went through both of them," says Reznicek as he shows the damage.
The incident was the second time that thieves had visited the property. Two weeks before Harvey, they had moved Nancy, the last living Groschke, out but had left some farm equipment and the like in some barns. The thieves took a tractor, fencing and an actual antique (but functioning) windmill.
Thieves also left Nancy's furniture and sometime during the last week or so is when they targeted the main house.
"They went for anything they could make a buck off," adds Reznicek. "I guarantee you."
"You're talking antiques that were in her family from the turn of the century," describes Reznicek.
Those antiques marinated in that unholy brew of floodwater for weeks. Then the house was closed up for a year, allowing time for things to fester. Reznicek.worries these contaminated antiques will find their way onto Craigslist or into Facebook groups and into somebody's home.
"This stuff is dangerous," explains Reznicek. "This could be sitting in somebody's house for years and the wouldn't know they had black mold underneath."
But if you were the people who stole the stuff and plan on keeping it, please do he says. After all, you pretty much deserve what's coming to you.