Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/13/12

Alex Rodriguez isn’t the most popular Yankee in the Newport Riverside apartment complex in Tampa. Newport Riverside is one of the many apartment complexes owned by Newport Property Ventures (a company founded by A-Rod), but this one is different from the 14 others — it comes fully equipped with rats, roaches, rotting wood and leaky ceilings, according to News 10. And nothing is being done about it. In fact, this isn’t the first time the residents have complained, as the New York Times ran a feature on if five years ago, reporting similar complaints. But that’s not it. Residents have also been towed recently for parking in their own parking spots “incorrectly”. Earlier this week, tow trucks removed a number of residents’ cars because they backed into their spots, which violates a non-posted policy of only parking “front in.” Tenant Leslie Barnes was one the the residents who had to cough up $175 to get her car back from the tow company. That money was supposed to go toward her children’s Christmas gifts. So there you have it: Grinch-Rod is stealing gifts from children. Check out the video below. Photo via News 10

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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