Ex-cop paid $7,500 for house relocation, mover didn’t come through
By 02/14/2008 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
ENNIS - Linda Foreston-Click said she paid house mover Ronnie Patterson $7,500 to relocate her home located on Ennis Avenue and he still has not come through.
Now Sonic has shown interest in developing the property which was sold to the corporate restaurant chain, but first they want the house demolished.
Foreston-Click, a former cop who lives in a temporary mobile home in Corsicana with no heat, said Patterson has made 'excuses after excuses' for not moving the house.
Patterson denies that assertion.
'She's retarded,' said Patterson, an area house relocator. 'She fired me and is blowing everything up bigger than it really is.'
Patterson said he would do whatever it took to move the house on Saturday or Sunday of any week, but 'she got her lawyer.' He refuses to give Foreston-Click a refund due to a 'breach of contract.'
However, Foreston-Click said Patterson stalled after Sonic became interested in the property, which her house sat on. It was only through a Realtor that Foreston-Click found out about Sonic's demolition plans.
'He [Patterson] knew about the demolition plans but didn't even tell me, and had it not been for me finding out through the Realtor, that house would be laying on the ground,' said Foreston-Click. 'I'm almost homeless.'
What complicates matters for Foreston-Click, she said, is the statements other home relocators have said about the City of Ennis' reluctance to not grant permits for the house move.
She has since hired Corsicana attorney William Smith with plans to get her money back. She arranged a meeting at the property for a refund and Patterson didn't show.
'She's lying, she's all full of lies,' Patterson said.