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SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— An I-Team investigation into the abrupt closing of a Columbia County home building company escalated into a physical confrontation on Wednesday.
Vision Home Builders near Bloomsburg closed without warning in April. Customers contacted the I-team for help saying they were left financially high and dry with unfinished or never started homes.
On Wednesday, the story took an unusual and violent turn, as you can see from the video.
The I-Team once again went to the now-closed Vision Home Builders to try to speak with its owner Jeff McCreary.
Eyewitness News had been told that there was some kind of sale taking place at the business, and unbeknownst to Eyewitness News, a customer of the company also showed up and things turned ugly.
Andy Mehalshick, an I-Team reporter, went to the offices of Vision Home Builders to try to speak with Jeff McCreary, who Eyewitness News has been trying to speak with for more than a month.
“Hello is Mr. McCreary here?” asked Mehalshick.
“Get lost,” an unknown voice answered.
“I’m recording this for your protection and mine, is your name Mr. McCreary? I’m just trying to talk to Mr. McCreary to get his side of the story. Is Mr. McCreary here?” Mehalshick asked again.
Then someone slammed the door.
“Are you Mr. McCreary? My name is Andy Mehalshick, he has my number,” Mehalshick asked again.
Andy’s photographer, L Bacerra, and Mehalshick moved away to get some video of the property and intended to leave.
Then Eyewitness News saw Amber Bradshaw at the front door.
The man, who we now know is Jeff McCreary, and his wife came out of the office.
“You owe me $30,000! Know you owe me $30,000!” yelled Bradshaw.
“Get the hell out of here!” McCreary yelled back.
“You’re going to jail!” Amber Bradshaw responded.
“No, you are!” McCreary yelled back.
“You are—Oh my god!” Bradshaw shouted.
McCreary then turned his attention to Eyewitness News; again, at this point in time, Eyewitness News did not know who this man was.
“Can we ask you who you are sir?” Mehalshick asked the man approaching.
“I’m the owner of the property,” McCreary responded.
“My name is Andy Mehalshick—No reason for an assault—Don’t get physical!” Mehalshick shouted.
“I’m tired of this!” McCreary yelled. “Get off, get off!”
“Don’t assault us!” Mehalshick pleaded.
“Get off the property!” McCreary yelled.
“We’re off the property!” Mehalshick responded.
Reporter Andy Mehalshick called the police as the confrontation continued.
“You’re harassing!” McCreary yelled at Mehalshick.
“We are not harassing,” Mehalshick returned.
“You keep putting stuff online to get people to come after us!” McCreary screamed back.
“We are not harassing, we are trying to get your side of the story,” Mehalshick told McCreary.
South Centre Township Police responded to the scene and interviewed Bradshaw.
Eyewitness News was also able to speak with Bradshaw after things calmed down a bit.
“He came out in a rage threw me on the ground threw a rock at my car full out aggressive he and his wife,” Bradshaw told Eyewitness News.
McCreary had sent an email to customers in April when the business closed saying that he had no choice but to close because of the negative financial impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.