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Last week we shared this story about Mel Taylor’s latest act of dooshnozzelry. Mel Taylor is the Rhode Island father who put a bounty out on some hoodrat who his trashbag daughter assaulted at the Cranston Carnival. He’s also an awful contractor who likes to rip people off, as we exposed in our story about the woman with Alzheimer’s who he fleeced for $50,000. Then he sent her son this picture:
For some reason he owns one of those things. Because….of course he does.
Well, bad news for Mel Taylor – NBC ripped off our story without crediting us. Now he’s even more famous:
Maria Boisseau’s North Attleboro home is supposed to feature a brand new addition for her mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Instead, there’s a giant hole in her backyard, and a demolished wall where the bathroom used to be. She and her family are showering in an RV and using a temporary toilet. Boisseau told NBC 10 News she is paying thousands of dollars to keep her mother in a nursing home while she waits for her contractors to return.
“I just want my mother home. I just want this built so she can be home in a safe environment,” said Boisseau, sobbing. “I don’t want her in a nursing home. I would have put her in a nursing home — I don’t want her there. I want her with me.”
In May, Boisseau hired Mark St. Angelo and Mel Taylor, two licensed Rhode Island contractors, to build a $150,000 addition. Taylor told her he accepts payment in thirds, so she wrote him a $51,000 check before the work started. Boisseau said the project was supposed to begin in mid-June and wrap up in late July. It’s now August, and construction hasn’t even begun.
“I need my house built, that’s what I need,” Boisseau said.
Boisseau said Taylor came twice to supervise an excavator, who claims he was never paid by Taylor for that work. She went on to say that Taylor returned the following week to demolish her bathroom, while also squeezing in a nap on her couch. After that, she said, he stopped showing up altogether.
“It was always one excuse after another,” Boisseau said. “He had to go to court for one of his kids, he had to go here for something else.”
Boisseau said Taylor is now ignoring her calls. He also sent her boyfriend, Michael Golden, an explicit picture that shows him holding a sex toy while giving the middle finger.
“I’ve tried to get him with good conscience, as a father to another father, to come out and do the right thing, and this is what we get,” Golden said.
NBC 10 stopped by Mel’s Remodeling in Coventry to ask why he quit without refunding Boisseau, and why he sent that explicit picture. No one answered. NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz eventually reached Taylor by phone. He told her the picture was a joke between friends. He also said he would gladly return to work if Boisseau got workers compensation insurance. Taylor hung up on Volz when she asked where the $51,000 went.
Volz also spoke with the other contractor, St. Angelo. He said he has returned to the property a few times, and has helped Boisseau file a police report against Taylor. St. Angelo wouldn’t disclose how much of the $51,000 he was paid.
“Everybody has offered, ‘you can come and shower, you can come and do your laundry,’” Boisseau said. “Friends of ours just went food shopping for us today.”
NBC 10 advised Boisseau to file a complaint with the Rhode Island Contractor’s Board. The Board will investigate the complaint by sending an investigator to Boisseau’s property. Depending on what they find, one or both of the contractors could be hit with hefty fines.
Oops!!! The best was his excuse for not showing up – he had to take his daughter to court. Ya know, his innocent victim daughter. Lots of normal 16 year old girls have court dates.
But instead of just backing away, Mel Taylor did what he does best – went on Facebook and sounded like an illiterate white trash trailer park con artist:
This is obviously some sort of vain attempt at communicating in English. I’ve read it several times, and the fact that this is probably the best piece of writing he could put forward is amazing. It boggles my mind that people can survive in this country and be so far removed from a third grade reading level.
But the most ridiculous part about this is his excuse – he’s apparently blaming the old woman for not dying quicker. Oh yea, and she owes him $130,000:
“you don’t find it strange that they’re building addition for a lady has Alzheimer’s disease and supposed to go to die like she needs to.”
This guy is the biggest dumpster fire we’ve ever written about. He just can’t help himself. She’s supposed to “go die like she needs to.” This is how he responded to an investigation that showed he hadn’t completed a job for an old lady that he was paid over $50,000 to complete. There are no words for this type of muffery. Never change Mel Taylor, never change.
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