City cleans up junk-filled yard at Orlando home

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ORLANDO, Fla. - The city of Orlando cleaned up the front yard of a home that had become an eyesore, with trash piling up in the yard.

The city took action after numerous complaints from neighbors and Channel 9's report on Wednesday.

Residents in the Pleasant Lake Davis neighborhood told Channel 9's were stunned by the mess that piled up outside the bank-owned property.

Trash, television sets, mattresses, family photo albums and other possessions covered the home's front yard and curb.

"Clearly, just an entire household of stuff was just out here on the sidewalk," said neighbor John Dougherty.

Dougherty said the trash pile was so bad he had to pick up his dog when he walked by the house.

"There was two guys, and they were mostly inside the house," said Dougherty. "They just threw everything out the front door, the side door, then took their truck and drove away."

Code enforcement was called to the residence earlier this month. They cited the bank, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, saying the trash needed to be cleaned up.

City officials said they couldn't  immediately take action or impose the fine and said they gave the bank another week to get things cleaned up.

"This seems to be a hazard to the community," said Dougherty. "Doesn't seem to be overgrown grass or anything like that. Seems like action should be taken faster."

The bank had until Sept. 5 to comply.