Man left with trash, unfinished house

POSTED: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 7:16am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

Drive past one Baton Rouge home and you will notice quite mess in the yard.

In April, 73-year-old Curtis Johnson hired a contractor out of Alabama to fix up his new home. He handed over $14,000 for the work, but it's a month after he was supposed to move in and the house still isn't finished.

Even worse, the front yard is covered in garbage. Trash, Johnson says, isn't even his.

Contractor Johnny Jones says he told Johnson he'd be out of town for a while. He also said he tried to get in touch with the dumpster company, but didn't have any luck.

Jones says he still plans to finish the job.