This story was first published on December 18, 2006
Circulating message claims that attached photographs show a Utah townhouse filled with 8 years worth of beer cans.
The photographs are genuine. Century 21 property manager Ryan Froerer took the snapshots back in 2005 after being called to check a townhouse in Ogden Utah.
Got beer???? A landlord’s nightmare
A SINGLE GUY LIVED IN THIS TOWNHOUSE FOR 8 YEARS IN OGDEN UTAH
THE LANDLORD THOUGHT HE WAS THE BEST RENTER BECAUSE HE NEVER CALLED OR COMPLAINED AND WAS NEVER LATE ON A PAYMENT.
THESE PICTURES DON’T EVEN COME CLOSE TO WHAT IT REALLY LOOKED LIKE.
” CENTURY 21REALTY HAD ALREADY MOVED SOME OF THE CANS OUT, AND THEY HAD CAVED IN THE TUNNELS THAT THE RENTER HAD MADE TO GET TO THE BEDROOM, BATHROOM, AND KITCHEN .
All this, yet you still do not see any dust, scattered clothing, or dirty dishes anywhere .
Other than having a minor drinking problem, he was basically a very clean, organized person. Add to this, the fact that he was concerned about his health, proven by the fact that he drank “Light” beer.
This long circulated message includes several photographs of a townhouse overflowing with empty beer cans and beer boxes. Although it seems almost unbelievable, the photographs are genuine.
Century 21 property manager Ryan Froerer took the snapshots after being called to check a townhouse in Ogden, Utah. According to a news article on KSL.com, the realtor who asked Froerer to check the townhouse could not even go in due to the terrible smell. When Froerer entered, he was confronted with an amazing sight:
Beer cans by the tens of thousands. Mountains of cans burying the furniture. The water and heat were shut off, apparently on purpose by the tenant, who evidently drank Coors Light beer exclusively for the eight years he lived there.
There were an estimated 70,000 beer cans in the townhouse. To accumulate that amount of cans, the resident must have consumed an average of 24 beers a day for the 8 years of his tenancy.
Ironically, the beer drinker was a good tenant in other ways. He always paid his rent on time and never complained. KSL.com notes that the former tenant claims to have stopped drinking and has his old job back.
Ryan Froerer emailed the photographs to a few of his friends, who apparently sent the message to their friends and so on. The email and photographs have now been sent around the world and, well over a decade on, still continue to circulate.