Woman Shocked to Find Her Apartment 'Mistakenly' Emptied in Video Viewed Over 2M Times

A woman in Kansas City, Kansas was shocked to find that her apartment complex "mistakenly" emptied out her home while she was out with her children. She shared a video of the discovery to TikTok, where it has received more than 2 million views.

"My apartment complex cleaned out the wrong apartment," the text overlay in Myrohn Guthrie's (@MooDiamonds) video read. "Me and my kids [sic] stuff [is] literally gone. A fully furnished apartment EMPTY."

The video served as a virtual tour of Guthrie's empty home.

She further explained in a Facebook post that representatives of the complex threw away her queen-sized beds, nightstands, dining room table and all of her food. The complex also reportedly trashed her and her children's social security cards and birth certificates.

"[M]y apartment unit is 1331 [and] they said they were supposed to clean out 1341," she said in her post. "I am LIVID. [T]hey literally threw all me and my kids [sic] stuff out. Like ... How do y'all mix up the Wrong UNIT?!?!?!!!"

In a follow-up video, Guthrie claimed that representatives of the complex told her to send an itemized list of her discarded belongings. Once they had that, they would "try to reimburse" her.

Guthrie estimated that her belongings were worth $32,000, FOX4 reported.

"They didn't offer me anything, they didn't offer to help me, they didn't even really offer to do anything," she said in the video.

Guthrie told Newsweek via Facebook messenger that as of Thursday, representatives of the complex "haven't said anything about resolving this matter."

According to Kansas Legal Services, a landlord is legally entitled to take possession of any personal property left behind by a tenant after moving out and/or being evicted. Typically a landlord will store these possessions at the owner's expense.

Still, a tenant has 30 days to recover their belongings.

"To recover your personal property, you will need to pay your landlord the costs of storage as well as any other money owed, such as back-rent," said Kansas Legal Services. "Once you do that, your landlord is obligated to return your belongings. If they do not return your things, you may be able to sue them for improperly converting [i.e., stealing] your personal property."

But Guthrie was not evicted nor had she moved out. She told Newsweek that she has an attorney and is currently pursuing legal action against the complex.

FOX4 reported that Guthrie and her children are currently staying with family until they can get everything sorted out. But according to the outlet, she "hasn't had the heart" to fully explain the situation to her children.

"They keep asking me, they want to go home, they want to go play with their toys, they want to play with slime, they want to play with their iPads, but it's all gone," she said.

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A woman in Kansas City, Kansas was shocked to find that her apartment complex “mistakenly” emptied out her home while she was out with her children. The complex said it would reimburse the woman once it received an itemized list from the woman. Pixelci/iStock