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Family Returns From Vacation To Find a Stranger Living In Their Home

Discussion in 'Vacation Travel Information' started by MULTIZ321, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. MULTIZ321

    MULTIZ321 TUG Member

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    Family Returns From Vacation To Find a Stranger Living In Their Home
    By Jessica Puckett/ News/ The Points Guy/ thepointsguy.com

    "With winter weather, mobs of people and inevitable flight delays, travel over the holidays can be stressful. But for one Georgia family, the stress of a holiday trip kicked in once they returned home on Jan. 2 to find that a strange man had taken up residence in their house.

    When the Henson family arrived home and tried to open their door, Janice Henson noticed her house keys weren’t working. She then called the police when a man in a wheelchair answered the door and told her to leave because it was his house now, WSB-TV reports.

    The local police said the man, identified as 26-year-old Nathaniel Jacob Nuckols, had changed the locks to the Henson’s home. He also claimed to have a gun and allegedly threatened to shoot officers on the scene. A five-hour standoff between police and Nuckols ensued, eventually culminating with the SWAT team breaking down the door and sending in a robot to locate Nuckols, who then surrendered. Officers said they did not find a weapon inside the home.

    Police brought the man into custody on felony charges of first-degree burglary and terroristic threats and a misdemeanor charge of obstruction. He is currently in Cobb County jail, and his bail has been set at $33,220. It’s still unclear how long Nuckols was in the house.

    After the incident, Janice Henson said Nuckols had made himself at home, moving the family’s belongings and eating all of their food. “He also left us notes thanking us for the key and thanking us for letting him live here,” Henson told Atlanta’s Channel 2 News. “He moved all the pictures, emptied drawers. He was making this house his.”....."

    Richard
     
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    I read this already this morning....couldn't believe it!! I sent the article to my neighbors who are on vacation right now. :p I know, I'm mean.
     
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    In my state, you might be required to EVICT them as they are in possession of the place. Esp if there is no sign of a breakin .. aka broken window, kicked in door and YOUR key does not work.
     
  4. pedro47

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    Wow! I always alert my neighbors about my vacation plans and that no one and mean no one should be in my driveway or my home.

    They are instructed to call 911, my security company and my son.
     
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    The vacationing family must've somehow convinced the police that the house was in fact theirs and they had not sold or leased it to this fellow. Otherwise, the family would've had to file a civil action to get him out.

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  6. mdurette

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    Certainly not as bad as finding someone in your house - but last week Providence airport had a fire in one of their long term parking garages. 4 cars were totaled. That has got to be a nice welcome home too....
     
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    Yes, I've heard of this before, even as far as a returning serviceman didn't have use of his house when some squatters moved in. The police let them stay and he had a fight on his hands to get them out.
     
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    Best to take care of it swiftly and let the paramedics take the person to the hospital. Seems the easiest way to get them to leave.
     

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