Mrs. Dixon came home from work one day only to find her husband of over 20 years and an unknown female fighting one another on the living floor. After she screamed at the top of her lungs, the unknown woman panicked and ran through the kitchen and out of a side door. Mr. Dixon was shocked into silence and could say nothing.
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Later on that day, Mr. Dixon came clean. The unknown woman was a well-known drug addict in the neighborhood who had battled drug addiction for more than a decade. She was also Mr. Dixon's new girlfriend and the fight Mrs. Dixon witnessed ensued after the two had been smoking crack-cocaine and the last crack rock had fallen under the table. Each of them was determined to be the first to get their hands on the last crack rock and so a physical altercation was the only way to settle the dispute.
Shortly thereafter, Mrs. Dixon left her husband and her home and moved into a nearby apartment complex in Warrensville Heights, OH. Just a few months after their divorce, Mr. Dixon died of a crack overdose. Unfortunately, the Dixons owed more on their home than it was worth - a small price to pay for the fact they mortgaged their home (at a double-digit interest rate) to send their granddaughter to college. Now, Mrs. Dixon's home, boarded up and devoid of any plumbing after the local vandals stopped by, is an abandoned home and under Ohio law, she can be fined and jailed and/or have her driver's license suspended.