Used condoms, broken glass and dozens of exposed needles are scattered around the crumbling properties, where a heroin overdose victim was recently found.
Tailgaters broke into the boarded-up, 1869 Italiante-style home in Brush Park and began trashing the interior.
In a city that is large enough to fit Boston, Manhattan and San Francisco, it’s not easy for Detroit workers to find – and fix – thousands of problems that exist in many long-neglected neighborhoods.
Deciding to convert resources to graffiti, scrapping and dumping isn’t easy for a police department already struggling to respond timely to violent crimes.
The largely abandoned area is littered with trash, tires, furniture, rotting homes and discarded boats.
Aftermath of Tigers Opening Day: Red cups, blood, rotting food, vomit, broken windows & beer bottles
Cars left in parking lots were broken into. Wind-blown red cups drifted onto exit ramps. Shards of glass were scattered across busy streets and sidewalks.