The Commercial Appeal
Agents accused of vandalizing home
PHILADELPHIA — Police in Lower Merion, Pa., say a security camera captured footage of two Philadelphia real estate agents tossing dead mice and snakes onto the yard of their next-door neighbor’s $1 million house on Booth Lane — part of an alleged plot to sabotage its sale because their house is also on the market.
Jonathan and Andrea Straub, who sell multimillion-dollar homes for Prudential Fox & Roach, were also caught on video cutting branches off trees, knocking over “For Sale” signs, and otherwise vandalizing the property, according to police, who cited them for disorderly conduct and harassment.
The Straubs’ own home, a three-bedroom stucco with marble baths and a pool, was also listed for $1 million.