OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha couple will be getting a new roof after an address mix-up resulted in some errant roofers tearing off much of the old one on their home.

Ryan Stamm told sheriff’s deputies that he discovered the problem on Thursday when he arrived at his home and noticed the shingles were gone.

“I saw the roof and thought, ‘Holy smokes! There’s something!'” Stamm told Omaha television station WOWT.

The roofers didn’t leave a note, but neighbors told him the crew had been there for nearly three hours Thursday morning and gave him a description of their company van.

So he and his wife did some sleuthing. Their home is on North 146th Street, so Sarah Stamm drove to the same Omaha house number on South 146th Street — and found the roofers at work.

The Stamms called the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and a responding deputy remained while Stamm discussed the situation with roofing company owner, Jose Medrano. Medrano acknowledged the mistake, saying his crew had mixed up the address.

“I’ve been a roofer 11 years and nothing like this has happened,” Medrano said, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

He offered to have his crew take care of the Stamms’ roof, but Ryan Stamm said his own roofing contractor will do the work.

Medrano’s insurer was expected the cover the estimated $8,500 cost for the Stamms’ new roof.

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