By Dave Davis
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Gerald VanBolt paid for his hoarding with his life.
The 68-year-old Brooklyn man, who was divorced and living alone, had piled so much stuff in his Winter Lane home that firefighters responding to an emergency call just before midnight on Oct. 31 were unable to get inside through either the front or back doors.
Emergency crews arrived at VanBolt's home within 4 minutes of receiving a call from a neighbor, but they were forced to wait the fire out, breaking windows to provide ventilation and spraying water in through bedroom windows, hoping to put out the flames and protect the occupant..." More
Experts say there may be thousands of problem hoarders in Cuyahoga County. Do you know someone at one of these stages?