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Woman wrongly evicted from apartment, belongings thrown in trash

A woman said she was wrongly kicked out of her Jacksonville, Florida, apartment and that management trashed all of her personal belongings.

Brianna Davis said she was in class and received several calls from her sister, who was in a panic.

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"She says 'you have to hurry up and get here, the maintenance cleaned out our apartment they trashed everything,'" Davis said.

Davis said when she got to her apartment at Arlington Eagle apartments, it was empty except for her bed frame.

She said maintenance workers cleared all her belongings out of the apartment, throwing everything in the trash bin.

She said she had just paid her rent for the month of March using a money order.

"They were supposed to be going in apartment 213 and they went in apartment 223," Davis said. "The property manager said it was a mix-up. That was the excuse she gave me."

Action News Jax called and left a message for management Friday trying to get their side of the story, and never received a call back. The news station went to the complex's leasing office Monday and was immediately told to leave the property.

According to Action News Jax law and safety expert Dale Carson, whoever gave approval for people to enter the apartment could face possible burglary and theft charges.

Carson also said by law, management is required to give a notice of seven to 30 days for people to cure whatever issue there is before being evicted.

Meanwhile, Davis said she is trying to figure out what to do next.

"They tried to give me the stuff out of the dumpster, but I mean, who would want that?" Davis said. "I have been sleeping on my floor, which I shouldn't have to, but I've been sleeping on my floor waiting for something to happen. I want them to pay for all my stuff that I've lost."

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