After living in the same apartment for 30 years, Jeannetta Holden—a 59-year-old grandma and great-grandma who likes houseplants and cooking—has received an eviction notice from her landlord, who claims she's been selling drugs, shooting guns, and hanging with gangs. Supposedly police reports prove everything.
But after receiving a news tip from someone upset about Holden's predicament, a local television news team did an online search of Denver Police records, and "did not find any reports of illegal activity at Holden's apartment." They also chatted up five of Holden's neighbors, who don't recall seeing Holden shooting off any guns or anything like that:
"She's always been a good neighbor," Colin Jones, who lives next door, said.
Jones says he did call the police to report gang activity and gunfire over Mother's Day weekend, but the incident occurred at another address in the neighborhood.
"It is another apartment. I even told the police which apartment it was," Jones said. "It certainly wasn't her apartment."
Maybe Holden's goldfish is secretly a gang member? If so, then he should speak up for his owner, who says she's being falsely accused. She'd like to hire a lawyer to sort things out, or at least see some proof of her alleged wrongdoings—but she can't afford to hire a lawyer, and the property management company isn't providing any details. She's worried she'll be forced out of her home.
There's something very fishy about this situation—and it's not just Holden's pet (imagine this sentence being spoken in a television reporter's voice, with dramatic pauses for effect).