Just how big is the South Grand at Pecan Grove apartment complex in Richmond? Well, moving from one side of the complex to the other can cost you just south of $8 grand — and maybe a little hospitalization. Tentra Allen’s moving adventure last weekend began after she responded to a little Craigslist ad and signed a little contract with the moving company that showed up:
. . . Before unloading things, Andy said Allen had to pay the bill: $7,684. That included 35 units of shrink wrap for $2,800 and a “long walk” that cost $4,300.
Allen said Andy whipped out the contract, which said all previous verbal agreements were null and void and laid out a menagerie of outrageous charges in the fine print.
“If you don’t pay, we’re taking everything to Maine,” he threatened.
Allen said she started freaking out, suffering a panic attack as she desperately called co-workers at the local courthouse where she works as a civil clerk.
Her sister, Tonya Harris, called 911, and an ambulance arrived to take Allen to the hospital.
Law enforcement officers also showed up and threatened the movers with arrest.
They eventually backed down after accepting $300.
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Photo: South Grand at Pecan Grove