WOODLAND (CBS13) — Just days after a murder in Woodland, a local apartment complex made an offer that at least one tenant is refusing.
David Francis lives at College Manor Apartments. He was stunned when he received a letter Monday on his door from management.READ MORE: Big Rig Crash Causes Major Backups On I-80 In Colfax
“I have always felt fairly safe here,” David Francis said. “Be human, be kind. That’s not what I got from this letter.”
The note doesn’t offer safety tips, instead, it asks tenants if they want an iron security door installed and offers to split the $150 cost. Francis questions the timing and tone of the message.
“It surprised me,” he said. Especially after a string of shootings recently including a murder just a few blocks away Sunday night.
“I was just expecting more compassion for what happened for the man whose life was taken. And I don’t know if this was their intent, but it really felt like they were preying in people’s fears,” said Francis.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Grows To 190,625 Acres; 21% Contained
Other tenants don’t think managers are marketing fear because the same offer was made several years ago. Robert Simpson is a tenant who has lived there for several years.
“At that time there were issues with other residents living here as well. Since then, it’s been made a lot better,” said Simpson.
But Francis says one time was enough for him.
“Started looking for a new apartment this morning. I am not going to be giving them $75. As soon as I can find a new place I am outta here,” said Francis.MORE NEWS: Homicide Detectives Investigate After Man Found Dead At Stockton Intersection
CBS13 reached out to management several times Tuesday for this story, but have not heard back.