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Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside. 

It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.  

All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone.

"I don't even know what's really salvageable," Brittanie said.   

Someone broke into their home, going room to room urinating and defecating, starting fires and flooding the basement.     

"My whole life's on the floor," Brittanie said.    

While she was surveying the damage, Brittanie heard a noise coming from the back of the home. 

Moments later she was face to face with the stranger who was inside her home.

Brittanie and a neighbor talked to the man who appeared to be intoxicated, stalling him while they called 911.  

That man, later identified as 52 year old David Berryhill, was arrested and booked on multiple charges including burglary.      

Brittanie says they do have insurance but she just can't understand why someone would do something like this to her family.

Brittanie says for now, her family will have to spend at least another month in the place they're renting until their new home is repaired.   

As for Berryhill, tonight he remains here in the Spokane County Jail.

If you want to help the Gunthers, a family member has set up a gofundme

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