Cops managed to not pepper-spray a victim of our country's absurdly creditor-happy finance laws for once in their lives this weekend when they refused to evict a 103-year-old woman and her 83-year-old daughter. Progress!
Deutsche Bank JP Morgan Chase has been attempting to evict 103-year-old Vita Lee and her daughter since 2009, over a mortgage "taken out years ago by another family member." The Lees have been attempting to work out a deal with the bank, but the bank really needed their house, and sheriff's deputies and a moving van showed up outside the Lee home over the weekend. Only:
The moving company and the deputies took one look at Lee and decided that would not happen.
Channel 2's Ryan Young asked Lee if she was worried about being kicked out of the home.
"No, I knew that they know what they were doing. God don't let them do wrong," Lee said.
Good job, movers! And, good job, Fulton County sheriff's deputies, for keeping your pepper spray in your belts.
Update: A Deutsche Bank representative emailed us to clarify that it's JP Morgan Chase, and not Deutsche, who is the loan servicing company in this case, and it's therefore Chase that made the decision to evict. (Deutsche "does not control decisions or actions related to foreclosures or evictions," he writes.) If you want something to be mad at DB about, how about the fact that it was one of the worst offenders in driving the CDO market during the credit bubble?