Man who took barn wood: It’s a misunderstanding

Two men take antique barn wood from private property near Greenville. (Courtesy Carissa Boone Allen Mingori via ReportIt - July 14, 2014)

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — One of the men who is accused of taking antique barn wood from a Greenville-area couple’s property without permission says the situation is all a misunderstanding.

Ron Vliet contacted 24 Hour News 8 Thursday and said he was the one who took an 11-foot section of the valuable wood from Carissa Boone’s property on Monday – but only after he obtained permission to do so.

Vliet said he has contacted police to clear up the misunderstanding and says he’s willing to return the piece of wood.

Wednesday, Boone told 24 Hour News 8 two men intimidated her while she was home alone with her four children and took the wood after she told them they couldn’t have it.

But according to Boone and her fiancé, Allen Mingori, the men didn’t take no for an answer.

“He came up to the door and said, ‘We’re taking it.’ He stood here while the other guy was loading it up,” Mingori said Wednesday.

Mingori told 24 Hour News 8 he and Boone had recently moved into the home and were waiting for a company to come and collect the barn wood.

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