Fed up landlord spray paints tenant's garage

Homeowner Vanessa McCants spray painted on her tenant's garage

August 6, 2010 6:31:25 AM PDT
A fed up landlord in Charlotte has taken drastic measures against a tenant while watching her investment head to the auction block.

Vanessa McCants spray painted her garage door with the phrase "dead beat tenants."

She says her tenant has not paid rent in months and she thinks she knows why the payments stopped. "She feels that just because this house is under foreclosure - - that's neither here nor there -- you still have to pay me," McCants said.

McCants believes the tenant is taking advantage of the North Carolina law that gives tenant months before a landlord can legally evict.

The tenant denies those claims and says the security deposit should cover the rent. The home will be auctioned next week.