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Waterford Apartments lets burglary victim off of lease

Posted: 4:37 PM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 17:37:34-04

CORPUS CHRISTI -An apartment company is allowing a recent burglary victim to end her lease early.

Vicky Tijerina says her apartment was burglarized last week when she was still in the hospital after delivering a baby.

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As Tijerina told her neighbors her story, one of them had a startling revelation.  Her key to apartment 902 opens three of the four doors in this building.

Cell phone video shows Tijerina and her neighbors testing keys on various doors, most unlocked.

A statement from the company read:

Once we receive notification of an issue, it is addressed as promptly as possible. We are currently reaching out to residents to rekey affected units. The well-being of our residents at Waterford Apartments is a top priority and we strive to create a great community for them to call home. Residents who have been impacted will be granted a release from their lease if requested.

Tijerina said management told her they will release her from her lease agreement.

There’s no word yet on whether she will have to pay a penalty fee. She was told they will discuss whether or not she will be penalized when she returns her keys.

Tijerina also said several residents are changing their locks on their own and not providing spare keys to the management office.