JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Benjamin Cole said a crashing sound woke him from his sleep early Monday morning.
"It was around four o' clock in the morning we heard something," said Cole, "it sounded like someone was running across the roof.
It wasn't. When Cole went out to check what woke him up, he found it was the crashing sound of his neighbor's tree.
"I've been reporting the problem to the city since November of last year," he said.
He was reporting the condition of the tree and the potential danger. The city's Municipal Code Compliance Division responded because the tree is on private property. If it was on public property, the city's Department of Public Works will remove it.
M.C.C.D. responded to his complaints; a code enforcement officer issued the property owner a citation. When nothing was done to minimize the risk, the city marked the tree for removal.