Upset Fresno Man Paints Home Pink

November 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Neighbors in northwest Fresno are looking for a legal way to fight back against a guy who painted his house pink after he fell into foreclosure. Jeff Baird says he decided to paint the house pink with green accents to make a statement about greedy banks.

His neighbors near old Figarden say it's an unwelcome statement and they're pursuing vandalism charges against Baird.

"Make our protest known. If these lousy financial institutions aren't willing to work with us and they just start steamrolling us...we should be able to have a voice," says Baird.

Louise Yenovkian, Homeowners Association President, says "We try to maintain the homes to the historic nature and bring them back to the beauty that they once were and this is just complete disrespect to the neighbors, the neighborhood and the home."

Baird says he hasn't been able to contact his bank. His loan is with Washington Mutual, but the bank got bought out by JP Morgan. He says he wants to keep making payments on his home and get out of foreclosure.

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