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.

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