I initially called Airbnb Customer Service and spoke with a representative but this requires further insight. I would like to make you aware of a very serious situation with a house that is listed under the Airbnb umbrella.
Within the past year, my township’s police department has been called to an Airbnb residence two times. The first time was for an individual that was residing there was to be evicted and later overdosed on drugs and had to be revived by the EMT’s. On that day I received a frantic call from my son at approximately 4:00 PM that there were five police cars next door where as I felt a need leave my employment to protect my family.
This police issue supposedly was initiated by the owner of the house calling the police to assist in evicting a non-paying resident, which turned into the police coming back later that evening for the reported drug overdose. The owner does not live there.
The second time was June 16. At approximately 11:30 PM four police cars pulled up to the Airbnb residence. They went into the residence and proceeded to search the surrounding area. I was asked if the officers could search my backyard, to which I agreed.
They indicated to me they were searching for an individual associated with the above residential address. They were on location until 1:30 AM when the owner came by and was approached by the residents. She indicated she doesn’t speak much English so it was difficult to communicate.
There is an elementary school on this street. In my 20 years of living here, there has never been a police visit for any unlawful activity. There are currently four individuals plus an infant residing at the residence that are not related to each other. One uses his car as a garbage can; the front passenger seat and the back seat are full of eaten food and soda remains, even a pizza box (seems a little odd).
I’m sure with every corporation the Airbnb Mission Statement doesn’t allow for any residence to be used in this manner. I am a parent, am very concerned and would appreciate action be taken.