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Cops, movers refuse to foreclose on 103-year-old woman

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:32 EDT
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103-year-old Vita Lee in Atlanta. Screenshot via WSBTV.
 
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In a heart warming story just in time for the holiday season, a 103-year-old woman in Atlanta avoided foreclosure of her home Tuesday afternoon, thanks entirely to the kindness of strangers.

According to WSBTV Atlanta, movers hired by Deutsche Bank AG and police were ready to go through with the bank’s request to remove Vita Lee and her 83-year old daughter from their home.

However, when they first got sight of Lee, they had a change of heart and declined to go through with it.

“I saw the sheriffs who came to put them out, take off and leave,” community activist Michael Langford said to WSBTV. ”I gave all glory to God.”

Lee, whose daughter was rushed to the hospital to the hospital from the stress of possibly facing an eviction, was relieved that the movers and police had compassion for their condition.

“I know God said when things go wrong, he’ll make it right,” she said.

And Lee decided to give Deutsche Bank a message if they pondered to still go through on the foreclosure.

“Please don’t come in and disturb me no more,” she reportedly said. “When I’m gone you all can come back and do whatever they want to.”

The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank this past May for $1 billion. The bank is being sued for “repeatedly lying” to the Federal Housing Administration about mortgages issued by a company called Mortgage IT Inc, which it purchased in 2007. The bank assurred regulators that the loans met federal standards, but taxpayers ended up paying out hundreds of millions in insurance claims when the majority of the company’s borrowers defaulted.

WATCH: Video from WBSTV, which was broadcast on November 29, 2011.

(h/t Think Progress)

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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