'War stories' of a home inspector

Some tenant encounters stranger than fiction

DEAR BARRY: My friend is a home inspector, and he sometimes tells me crazy stories about buyers, sellers and agents. I’ve been reading your column for years, and you’ve covered countless topics of interest. But you’ve never mentioned any personal experiences from the trenches. How about a couple of interesting stories? –Ben

DEAR BEN: I’m grinning broadly as I write this. Great question, by the way.

The main character of the first story was a rather disturbed lady who rented the home that was scheduled for inspection.