Eyewitness Wants to Know follows up on two cases left outstanding when first investigated.
Ethel Thannisch says it was the dumbest thing she had ever done. She gave someone $1,000 for work he promised to do. It’s been several months now and Thannisch is still waiting for David Cervantes to show up.
Cervantes agreed to move about six inches of dirt from an area of Thannisch’s yard and replace it with rock. As you’ve probably guessed, Cervantes ran off with the money and never showed back up.
After we ran Thannisch’s story, the San Antonio Area Landscapers Association got together and did the work for Thannisch - at no cost to her. Thannisch says she is still going to go downtown and press theft charges against David Cervantes.
In another follow-up story Michael Pogue was facing $6,000 in fines from San Antonio Animal Control Services for 22 city ordinance violations covering dogs.
An animal control officer had responded to Pogue’s address after receiving a complaint of a barking dog. That officer found 10 dogs - which is 5 more than the city allows.
Pogue tried to tell the officer six of them weren’t his.
After we called City Hall, the prosecutor and the judge in the case agreed to drop the fine to just $125 as long as Pogue became compliant with all city ordinances - which he has.
They also placed Pogue on 6-months probation with the stipulation that he not violate any city ordinances regarding animals.