Pastor blamed by complex after spore-like growth appears in Winter Springs apartment

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — Black growth has been forming inside a Winter Springs apartment and covering everything.

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The elderly pastor who lives at the apartment is worried about her health.

Bobbie Stiver said the black and green spore-like substance started forming on her vents and then “was all on my chair. I’ve gotten rid of some clothes, I got rid of some shoes.”

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It got so bad that around Christmas, she moved into a hotel for a few days.

Her complex, the Park at Laurel Oaks Apartments, blamed her. The complex wouldn’t do anything until code enforcement issued a written warning on Wednesday.

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Stiver said she’s planning to move out, but hoping to fix the problem so that other residents don’t have to deal with it and whoever moves in after doesn’t have to deal with it either.

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Jeff Deal

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