Nick Maria returned to the Jersey Shore after Superstorm Sandy to survey the damage to his house. When he got there, he realized, his home had vanished.
MyFoxNY reports that it wasn't Sandy that obliterated Marias' summer home. Apparently, it was the New Jersey Department of Transportation that made his home disappear.
"The township didn't know what happened," Maria told the station. "I called the governor's office and asked the assistant what happened. She said to me, 'Are you sure your house is gone? 'I said 'Miss, you misplace your pen or pencil. You don't misplace your house.'"
MyFoxNY called the DOT who sent along this response:
"The structure in question... was pushed off its foundation and jammed against another house that had come to rest in the middle of the street. The two houses had sandwiched a utility pole. Our crews did not take down any structure unless it was deemed to be unsafe..."
It appears that the DOT thought Maria's house was unsafe and decided to demolish it and get rid of all of Maria's belongings as well. The DOT did not immediately return calls for comment from The Huffington Post.