DETROIT (WJBK) - They wanted their clothes cleaned but say what happened instead is downright dirty: months after the dry-cleaners closed up shop, customers still haven't been able to get their clothes back.
Every day, Adrian McCullough sees the same thing: steel doors, padlocks, and no sign of his clothes. They've been locked in the 7 Star Dry Cleaners for the past six months.
"It's like this every day. I come past here everyday," McCullough said. "It's been six months and they have not opened and something needs to be done."
7 Star on East Warren was the neighborhood dry cleaner until owner Jae Moon passed away. In June. Dozens of people have since contacted the Problem Solvers for help.
Four months later -- and now more complaints. So many that the city is stepping in and Councilman Andre Spivey has contacted the owner's daughter and his two sons.
"It was their dad's cleaner and they want nothing to do with it," Spivey said Tuesday. "We've been in communication with the children and they're working with us to try to get the doors open very soon for people to get their clothes."
Hopefully it will be real soon. People are really starting to get angry because they're not getting any answers.
"If they would let us know then that would be fine, but they're not letting us know anything," McCullough said.
Some people are so fed up they've left profanity-laced notes on the door. One customer even sent a card to the owner's daughter and threatened her if she didn't return the clothes.
"We must take threats seriously though. We can't play around with that so the police, they have the threat and I hope there will be no continued threats but we're working hard," Spivey said.
They're trying to get the situation resolved but the owner did not leave a will. That means it could end up in probate court with the clothes sitting inside for months to come.
"Hopefully within a month. But it could be six months to a year and we're going to try very hard," Spivey said.
He's asking anyone who had clothes at the laundromat to contact his office.