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  • Video: What happens when a reporter tries to out-squat a squatter in Detroit?

    11/07/2014 1:42:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11-7-14 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Here’s Detroit reporter Charlie LeDuff, a truly great writer and character, giving a Detroit squatter a taste of her (his? It’s somewhat in question.) own medicine. A homeowner had allegedly been attacked by the squatter while trying to sell the property, so LeDuff paid a visit: Detroit homeowner Sarah Hamilton wanted to sell her house, but was having some trouble. No, it wasn’t a down seller’s market — it was a squatter. Hamilton had a difficult battle: In the process of trying to get Lynn Williams out her house, WJBK-TV reported Hamilton was threatened with a knife. But things got...
  • Watch What Happens When a TV News Journalist Gives a Squatter a Taste of Her Own Medicine

    11/06/2014 2:14:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 6, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Detroit homeowner Sarah Hamilton wanted to sell her house, but was having some trouble. No, it wasn’t a down seller's market -- it was a squatter... But things got more interesting after WJBK reporter Charlie LeDuff entered the picture. He met with the homeowner and her attorney, and was given a set of keys and the proper paperwork...
  • Man Finds Family Living In His Miami Home [After Vacation]

    07/24/2014 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | July 22, 2014 11:55 PM | Gaby Fleischman
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A South Florida renter came home to find people living inside his house but the family illegally squatting inside said they are not leaving. The owner of the property on SW 5th street and 49th Avenue said his friend William Ruiz has been renting the house for the past two years and recently started to move out while the house was listed for short sale. Ruiz went on vacation for two days and said when he came back, he found the locks on the house changed and strangers living inside using his belongings. “They’re using his bed,...
  • Airbnb user turns squatter: Woman facing legal battle to get vacationer out of her Palm Springs home

    07/22/2014 6:49:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2014 | Staff
    A California Airbnb host says a guest is squatting in her 600-square-foot Palm Springs condo and is now threatening to sue her. Cory Tschogl, 39, described the situation as a 'horror story' and says she begged Airbnb for help through scores of emails and phone calls but the accommodation marketplace failed to get the renter out. He now has renters' protection under California law because he's been there longer than 30 days and it'll take three to six months, a lawyer and thousands of dollars to evict him.
  • Suspected New Port Richey squatter accused of bank robbery

    05/06/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by I still care · 9 replies
    Bay News 9 (Tampa Bay) ^ | Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 6:41 PM | Cait McVey
    NEW PORT RICHEY -- The man accused of squatting in an out-of-town Army veteran’s New Port Richey home has been arrested yet again. This time, police said 42-year-old Julio Ortiz is one of several suspects behind a bank robbery Monday morning. Police said Ortiz used his girlfriend, Fatima Cardoso’s Honda Accord as the getaway car, after holding up a Wells Fargo bank on Massachusetts Avenue. Police said a tip quickly came in leading them right to the car, which was parked in front of a home on Greenwood Street. Police said Ortiz had been living there, ever since leaving his...
  • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

    04/25/2014 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    WFLA ^ | 4/25/14
    NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out. The house of Army Spc. Michael Sharkey sat almost empty early Thursday morning after two squatters said they moved out the day before. Two dogs left in the house were barking all morning and one of them got out. After an '8 ON YOUR SIDE' investigation, Julio Ortiz and his girlfriend started packing up their belongings at the...
  • Obama aunt who stayed in US illegally dies at 61

    04/08/2014 3:43:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    AP/Washington Times ^ | 4/8/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61. Onyango, whose immigration status was reported by The Associated Press days before Obama’s election in 2008, had been treated in recent months for cancer and respiratory problems, Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong said. She died in a Boston rehabilitation center, said Wong, who represented her in her immigration case. Onyango, a half-sister of Obama’s late father, moved from Kenya to the U.S. in 2000 and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She remained in...
  • Family Witnesses Bigfoot Squatting Among Abandoned Detroit Homes

    02/19/2014 7:35:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    Cryptozoology News ^ | February 15th, 2014 | Michael Bachman
    Bigfoot Living Among the Ruins of Detroit! DETROIT (Cryptozoology News) — A family claim they saw a strange ape-like creature Thursday afternoon coming out of the window of an abandoned house on the outskirts of the desolate city. C. Brown, his wife, and their two children said they were “driving around, looking to buy a new house”, when they allegedly witnessed the unidentified beast. “The economy has been devastating here man,” Brown explained. “One day, you are living in this beautiful city with over a million and a half working people, next day all you know is all is gone…crime...
  • City-funded activist group teaches homeless how to invade apartments

    03/25/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 7 replies · 1+ views
    New York post ^ | March 25th | Michael Gartland
    Picture the Homeless, a Bronx nonprofit that has received at least $240,000 in taxpayer money in the last five years, is giving a crash course on squatting — and city-owned buildings are a prime target. Two weeks ago, board member Andres Perez held a teach-in on how to wrest “control” of vacant apartments. He called it “homesteading.” “The best time to enter a building is in the late hours,” he advised a group of about 20, who gathered in front of the half-empty East New York housing complex Arlington Village. “You make sure you have your proper tools. You remove...
  • Illegal Immigrant Allowed To Collect Winning $750,000 Lottery Ticket

    03/08/2012 11:30:45 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | March 8, 2012
    HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — An illegal immigrant from Guatemala will be able to collect $750,000 he won from a lottery ticket he purchased in 2010. A Houston County Superior Court jury ruled in 27-year-old Tony Cua-Toc’s favor Thursday that he was the rightful owner of the Jingle Jumbo Bucks lottery ticket, according to the Macon Telegraph. Cua-Toc, who entered the country illegally in 2000, claimed that the business owner he worked for, Erick Cervantes, claimed the winning lottery ticket for him and ended up keeping the money, according to the paper.
  • Man uses obscure law to claim ownership of $300k home in upscale Texas town... for just $16

    07/20/2011 2:37:43 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    If someone you knew claimed to have bought a new house for $16, you'd probably expect it to be a rundown hovel. But for Kenneth Robinson, that princely sum could see him as the new owner of a $300,000 home in an well-manicured part of Flower Mound, Texas. On June 17, Mr Robinson took advantage of a little known Texas law to move into the abandoned home. The house had been in foreclosure for more than a year and its owner walked away. Then, the mortgage company went bust. Kenneth Robinson answers the front door at his $16 manse Kenneth...
  • Upscale Squatter Suspect Says God Is 'Real Story'

    04/12/2011 12:33:57 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies
    WTAE ^ | April 12, 2011
    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...
  • Is Your New Neighbor a Squatter?

    11/24/2010 8:04:23 AM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 11/24/10 | JOEL GROVER and MATT GOLDBERG
    In an upscale enclave in the San Fernando Valley, there's a new neighbor on the block. He drives a big Mercedes, sometimes a fancy SUV and residents say he's been living in a three-story mansion, which was empty and going into foreclosure. His name is Dawud Walli, and neighbors say he moved into a huge empty home last July, furnishing nearly every room of the house. "We feel unsafe. We can't sleep. We have families," say some of the residents who live nearby.
  • Obama's Illegal Alien Aunt Sucking Taxpayers Dry

    Zeituni Onyango's arrogance and contempt for America is breathtaking. She came illegally, lived in public housing for years, collected welfare, even got $51k in disability. And still she is angry at America. This case is beyond depressing. And it underlines what many eople see today: that in the old days, immigrants came to America to lend a hand to our growing nation. But far too many today merely come for a handout. And their arrogance and sense of entitlement is a symptom of the broken borders and lawlessness we have permitted, which lets anybody in, asks nothing of them, and...
  • Aunt Zeituni "Country Is Owned By Almighty God

    09/22/2010 7:25:02 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WBZTV ^ | Sept 21, 2010 | Jonathan Elias
    Part II of Aunt Zeituni's interview
  • I’m all worked up over auntie Zeituni

    09/22/2010 12:28:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/22/10 | Howie Carr
    Forget the Statue of Liberty - we now need a statue of Auntie Zeituni, the untired, unhuddled, in fact extremely well-rested illegal alien yearning not to be free, but to live free. So here she is, the president’s half-aunt, 58 years old, “retired,” living in public housing where Americans must wait years for an opening, getting $700 a month from a system into which she never contributed. “I have been treated like Public Enemy Number One,” she told Channel 4’s Jonathan Elias the other night. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If I ever get in a...
  • Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango: The System Took Advantage of Me

    09/20/2010 3:50:21 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 41 replies
    See BS ^ | 5 Mins Ago
    President Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango lived in public housing as an illegal immigrant for a time because the "system" took advantage of her, she said in a recent interview. "I didn't ask for it; they gave it to me," Onyango said in an interview with CBS affiliate WBZ-TV, scheduled to air tonight and Tuesday night. "Ask your system," she continued, unapologetically, when asked about the situation. "I didn't create it or vote for it. Go and ask your system." Onyango, the half-sister of Mr. Obama's late father, moved from Kenya to the United States in 2000. She first applied for...
  • Capitalism: A Love Story - You Be Squatters in Your Own Home

    05/05/2010 9:49:07 AM PDT · by MsLady · 15 replies · 823+ views
    Youtube video ^ | May 4, 2010 | Michael Moore
    I could not believe what I was seeing. My niece posted this on her facebook page. She's a liberal and and neither her nor her husband works. They both quit their jobs. I'm guessing they may lose there home at some point. This just makes me mad. As usual you only see part of the story. How long had this family gone without paying? I've heard of companies not doing anything for months to sometimes a couple of years. Did they ever contact the finance company and try to make other arangements? I'm not sure who the congress woman is....
  • Couple loses land to squatter's rights law

    10/05/2009 4:34:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 43 replies · 2,474+ views
    The Standard Speaker ^ | October 5, 2009 | JIM DINO
    If you own a piece of property, it's a good idea to know what is going on there. If you don't, you could end up losing it. A Valley woman can attest. The woman and her husband purchased a large parcel of land a few miles away from their home as an investment, and sort of forgot about it. Meanwhile, a neighbor to the land used it for 21 years and then claimed ownership, using the old "squatter's rights" law in Pennsylvania. "We purchased it in the 1970s, as an investment," the woman said. "We paid the taxes on it...
  • Squatter given £2m plot on heath in London

    05/24/2007 3:12:01 PM PDT · by cposnarkey · 8 replies · 598+ views
    TelegraphUK ^ | 05-24-07 | Bonnie Malkin
    Breaking into the exclusive Highgate property market in north London is notoriously difficult. But yesterday a homeless man apparently did the almost-impossible, managing to secure his very own slice of prime real estate on Hampstead Heath for free. Harry Hallowes, 70, says he has been given the title deeds to a piece of land on the edge of the heath on which he has been squatting for more than two decades. The 65ft by 131ft plot has been estimated to be worth up to £2 million. The Land Registry's decision
  • Minnesota Man Arrested for Breaking and Entering

    04/11/2006 8:26:53 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 10 replies · 238+ views
    Boston PD News ^ | 3/29/2006 | Boston Police Report
    Officers from District 1 responded to a radio call last night around 3:00am for a person with a knife at 20 Prince Street. Upon arrival, officers found the victim physically struggling with the suspect on the street. When the suspect was restrained, the victim reported that the suspect broke into his apartment and was carrying a knife. The victim grabbed a pot and struck the suspect over the head with it, causing the suspect to flee the apartment. The victim followed the suspect outside until the officers arrived. Officers recovered two knives that were on the street and arrested the...
  • Hillary Clinton, Cyberwarrior

    07/27/2005 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 22 replies · 646+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 7/26/2005 | Kristen Lombardi
    Hillary Clinton, at first blush, would appear to have little in common with big-screen bombshells like Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts, let alone such iconic sportsmen as the late Vince Lombardi. But as politicians go, New York's junior senator is larger than life. And like each of these superstars, she has seen her good name hijacked by so-called "cybersquatters." On July 13, Clinton finally launched photo: hillaryclinton.com, having wrested it from the notorious Italian Web operator who originally owned it. She's using the domain name as the home of her re-election bid next year. "This new website is a reflection...
  • Court authorizes removal of Kaiser squatter - Woman who refused to leave hospital bed sent...

    03/30/2005 8:11:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 906+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/30/5 | Peter Fimrite
    An 82-year-old woman who has been squatting at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center for more than a year was removed from the hospital Tuesday almost immediately after a Marin County judge authorized it. Sarah Nome, who has refused all efforts by Kaiser to get rid of her, was whisked by ambulance shortly after 5 p.m. to the Lafayette Convalescent Hospital in Lafayette. Superior Court Commissioner Harvey Goldfine placed Nome under the temporary conservatorship of Marin County's public guardian, Michele McCabe. The ruling gave McCabe legal authority not only to have Nome forcibly removed from Kaiser, but also to apply...
  • Gregoire feels at ease in new job

    02/04/2005 7:46:13 AM PST · by vox_freedom · 15 replies · 662+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 2/4/2005 | Chris McGann
    OLYMPIA -- Two days after her inauguration, Gov. Christine Gregoire came home from a long day at her new job and decided to relax and order a pizza. But when she picked up the phone and dialed, she found out that when you're the governor, the tough questions never end. Before she ordered, the pizza girl wanted to know: "What's your telephone number?" "I don't know." "What's your address?" "I don't know that either." "Pardon me? What's your name?" "My name is Chris Gregoire -- that's C-H-R-I-S G-R-E-G-O-I-R-E." "And you don't know your address?" "It's the mansion." "What?" "You know,...
  • Defeated Kerry sits in cold

    01/20/2005 4:09:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 112 replies · 4,770+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 21 January 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    US Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who had hoped to replace George W. Bush as president yesterday, instead sat in the cold and clapped as the Republican began a second four-year term. Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin patted Senator Kerry on the back shortly before the inauguration Senator Kerry had hoped would be his. As Mr Bush delivered his inaugural address, Senator Kerry, about 10m away on the steps of the US Capitol, joined other lawmakers and the crowd in repeated applause. Senator Kerry looked relaxed, at times wistful. He frequently smiled, able to hide any disappointment over what...