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Upscale Squatter Suspect Says God Is 'Real Story'
WTAE ^ | April 12, 2011

Posted on 04/12/2011 12:33:57 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- A Murrysville homeowner is singing the praises of her contractor, who made a rather unusual discovery: An apparent squatter was living in her $600,000 home.

At a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, accused squatter Frederick Harris III told a judge that he wants to represent himself and "put my faith in God." But District Judge Charles Conway told Harris that he really needed to get legal counsel.

Channel 4 Action News' Jennifer Miele reported that Andy Sites went to Fair Oaks Drive to check on the house because the owners had moved and the home is up for sale.

When Sites arrived, he noticed the "For Sale" sign had been taken down, a car was in the garage and one of home's windows was shattered, Miele reported.

Sites told investigators that when he stepped into the garage, he came face-to-face with Harris, 43, of Wilmerding. He said Harris referred to himself as a pastor and said that the realtor allowed him to stay at the house, and he asked when the contractor was bringing him a garage door opener.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: squatter

1 posted on 04/12/2011 12:34:00 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; MurryMom

Murrymom, perhaps?


2 posted on 04/12/2011 1:04:09 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“...and he asked when the contractor was bringing him a garage door opener.”

that’s kind of funny, take your story and stick with it.

I am a supporter of private property rights, but I have some sympathetic understanding of someone who kinda just moves in to a perfectly good unused house. Yes, they should be removed, but I don’t feel all outraged, unless they are trashing it.


3 posted on 04/12/2011 1:05:20 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We have bunches of people in central Florida move out of their homes, rent them out, and then not pay the mortgage—and the banks turn a blind-eye because they don’t want to take ownership of the house (and keep it up).

Someone needs to go to jail for that garbage.


4 posted on 04/12/2011 1:27:35 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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