McKEES ROCKS (KDKA) – There are few words to describe much of what was found in a local woman’s McKees Rocks home.
It’s a home filled with hazards, where the 85-year-old woman could die.
“When you look at her, I see my grandmother in her,” said friend Anthony Braunstein. “I would not ever want anybody in my family – especially grandparents – living in a place like this.”
Inside the house, Braunstein found collapsed ceilings, buckled walls and horrid conditions when he delivered a refrigerator in a home so cold, the refrigerator broke.
“The first one broke,” he said. “I’m told it was so cold in here, it wasn’t able to operate.”
That leads to the other major problem: there is no heat, nor working furnace.
“I have an electric blanket,” the homeowner said.
She did not want to be identified, but says it’s been two or three years since she had working heat. She also didn’t want to show KDKA’s Marty Griffin where she sleeps or where she stores her food – in a pantry that collapsed a year ago.
Listen to friend Anthony Braunstein on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA: