JOEL GLAZER IN COURT
The owner of an $8.5 million Palm Beach home says he obviously made a mistake when he rented out his 9,000-square-footer last year. Even at $60,000 a month.
He allegedly found the property so trashed it looked like a rock band had lived there. Only there was no band. The tenants: the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers VP Joel Glazer and his model-material wife, Angela.
The couple lived at the North County Road manse for just six weeks. Some of the damages, according to homeowner Guy Henderson's spokesman, include large gashes and holes drilled in floors and walls because the Glazers installed a giant safe — which they took with them when they left.
It cost Henderson, who once co-owned a Wall Street firm, nearly $100,000 to fix the home and two weeks to clean it. To add insult to expense, the Glazers supposedly left without notifying anyone and haven't paid the remaining five months on the October-through-March rental. Henderson thinks they disappeared in mid-November.
”Mr. Henderson still has a hard time believing the extent of the damage done in such a short period of time,” said Mike Powers, Henderson's spokesman.
Through his lawyer, Justus Reid, Henderson is now suing the Glazers in a Palm Beach County court. He wants the $300,000 back rent plus damages.
Those also included: the removal and improper storage of 14 rare Oriental rugs and wall-to-wall carpeting; breaking of every window screen on the first floor; permanent opening of windows for two weeks at a time during the rainy season; removal of $30,000, 14-foot draperies and storage in cardboard boxes; drilling of holes throughout the home for DIRECTV installation; removal of landscaping; and repainting of walls in colors that didn't match.
Joel Glazer didn't return calls for comment. But records show he and Angela sold their home on North Lake Way for $12.9 million at the time they moved into Henderson's place. They're now renting a more modest 4,000-square-foot house on Gulfstream Road.