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Quote of the Day - Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them. - Henry David Thoreau
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I'll Take Half And You Can Have Half

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Landowners and housebuilders Mr. and Mrs. Bowers, Hillsboro, Ohio residents, allegedly refused to deed over the property and house they built where 66-year old Rodney Rogers lived.  They had a verbal agreement to transfer the house, but as is frequently the case, things get confused when they're not in writing.

Apparently, however, Mr. Rogers thought the Bowers had wronged him when they refused to sell the house to him and deed over the land, and he elected to take the law into his own hands.

Well, a power saw to be exact.

He literally sawed the house in half.  About chest-height, somewhat parallel with the ground, all the way around the house, excluding the doors and windows.  Inside (link has video and sound), there's a six- to eight-inch chunk of drywall missing, and all the 2x4 studs are cut clean through.  You can see the irregular cut outside the house (link has video and sound), as well, extending through all the way from inside.

According to this AP story, the Hillsboro Sheriff says the only thing holding the top half of the house on the bottom half is "gravity." 

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