Empty houses with broken windows and delapitated interiors... Amarillo Police say it's a problem plaguing area neighborhoods.
City code enforcement tells mus there are more than 600 condemned structures in Amarillo, many of those being houses the owners left years ago. Once those owners walk out the door, many homes wind up looking like this... Destroyed and torn apart... Crawling with bugs and littered with trash. These abandoned houses are attracting trouble in some neighborhoods.
APD COPS Unit Corporal Sam Martinez says "it is a problem. Homeless people come in. Vagrants wander in and out all night. Drugs are often times sold here. It brings along a lot of illegal activity, especially late at night."