canada africa partner reservation Six squatters take over a house in a Georgia suburb and then help themselves to the neighbor’s car: the police

Six squatters take over a house in a Georgia suburb and then help themselves to the neighbor’s car: the police

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Police in Georgia have arrested half a dozen squatters who had been sleeping in a $450,000 suburban home for months after tracking a neighbor’s stolen car to their driveway.

The six intruders, who moved into the vacant home at 4300 Caveat Court on Christmas Day, had been a nuisance in the neighborhood for some time, residents told WANF-TV News.

“They buy these houses and people say they can afford them. They do the paperwork and the idea is to buy it back from the company,” said Mel Keyton, president of the Hampton Oaks Homeowners Association. “They never buy it back.

Police arrest squatters in South Fulton, Georgia.
Neighbors said six squatters moved into the vacant house in South Fulton, Georgia, on Christmas Day and never left. FOX5 Atlanta

“They leave the house empty and squatters move in,” Keyton said. “We don’t know who these people are or what they do.”

Keyton said the squatters broke into another vacant house nearby while the owners were out of town and stole their car.

Police caught up with the crew on Saturday and handcuffed them.

Squatters arrested in Georgia.
Police in South Fulton, Georgia, said six squatters were arrested after a stolen car was traced to the house. FOX5 Atlanta

“Not knowing who lives among us makes you feel really uncomfortable and you just don’t feel safe,” Kendra Snorton, vice president of the association, told Fox affiliate WAGA-TV. “You don’t feel safe.

“The leader, we see him walking his dog all the time,” Snorton said. “He is very courteous and polite when dealing with the community.”

Saturday’s arrests come after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the Georgia Squatter Reform Act on April 24, which gives homeowners more power to boot unwanted squatters.

“Hopefully it won’t be that bad,” Keyton told WAGA about the squatter’s dilemma. “Hopefully we don’t have to deploy this amount of police.”




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