In A Town, USA
On Thursday a local landlord named Harrison Foap lectured on the dangers of nasty behavior during the city council meeting. Foap claims that the town has turned sour towards him for what he claims to be, “… the worst reasons. No one really knows why, they say they know why, but they don’t. And I know, because I’ve got the best people telling me so.”
Foap’s claim comes after he recently declared that he did not have to hold his properties to a certain quality standard. What started as a claim that his tenants needed to be more responsible for the maintenance of his properties, has evolved into much more. Many female tenants that the neglect of his properties is accompanied with gross and forceful sexual advances.
“After I called in to the Foap office, they assured me that the trash in my hallway would be taken care of.” said Jenny Remmington who lives in one of Foap’s apartment complexes. “But when I came home the other day, instead of maintenance, I was greeted by Harrison himself. He pointed to the trash and told me that the ‘nasty mess was my fault.’ In the end I had to pick it up myself, while Foap watched.”
Foap, when questioned about this event laughed it off, “Oh yeah, her. Did you know she’s really nasty. I’ve seen her picking up trash with her bare hands. She’s claiming now I tried to grope her while she was flattening pizza boxes. Who does that? Not me. You ever see a woman with trash? That’s not sexy.” A chorus of laughter from his entourage ensued.
Remmington is not alone though. Many women who reside in Foap’s properties have reported increasingly odd behavior. In fact when Foap stood up to speak at the council meeting, he was met with open hostility. “I don’t understand how he can show his face” Councilman Conrad Dannon said with fury. “He has several cases of fraud, and harassment in the courts right now, and it’s moronic for him to put a spotlight on himself. Maybe he wants to be caught.”
However not everyone has been rejecting the slum lord. While Foap was greeted with a large amount of hostility, there were still those who supported him in the meeting. Mainly white, and from the outskirts of town, his supporters were fervent that it is Remmington’s as well as other tenant’s faults for the messes that Foap’s properties have accumulated.
“I’ve driven by there a few times, and Foap’s name is in big letters that are clean! How could someone who takes so much pride in his name be responsible for other people’s garbage. I think it’s proof that the county is working against him.” said Jim Gelps who is on and off again drinking buddies with Foap.
Foap has not had the best track record with the county. Many of his friends and family say that there is a conspiracy against him. Claims have surfaced from his office saying that the city bombards his phone and mailbox with hateful, nasty fees and complaints.
A representative from the city claims that there is no such conspiracy, and they are simply trying to collect his taxes.