Georgia family return from holiday to find stranger had moved in and changed locks

2019-01-08 12:45
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A family from Georgia in the US were shocked when they returned from holiday on January 2 to find a man in a wheelchair had moved into their home, claiming it belonged to him, Daily Mail reports.

When owner Janice Henson tried to unlock the door she found her key wasn't working. It was then she encountered the squatter who had a gun, proclaiming the home now belonged to him, WSB TV reports.

Police were called and after a five-hour standoff between officers and the suspect a SWAT team broke through the door and the squatter – identified as 26-year-old Nathaniel Jacob Nuckols – turned himself over, Fox News reports.

Nuckols, who's been charged with burglary and obstruction of the law, is being held in the Cobb County jail. No weapon was found in the home.

Nuckols left the home owners little notes of appreciation. "He left us notes thanking us for the key and thanking us for letting him live here, and saying it was his house now," Henson said.

"He moved all the pictures and emptied drawers. He was making this house his," she added.

Sources: Daily Mail, WSB TV, Fox News

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