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Detroit - more squatters taking over homes

A Detroit resident was surprised to find squatters had taken over her house she had recently put on the market. After airing the story on FOX 2, the squatters have moved out.

Jacqueline Frazier was stunned upon entering what she thought would be her empty home. But instead she found a family of squatters, making themselves at home.

Frazier had the house on the market and was even expected to close in a few days but the family was getting in the way.

They claimed they had a lease and had paid $1,400 in rent. They had no receipt because they paid in cash. FOX 2's Ronnie Dahl checked out the situation and visited the "landlord's" address listed on the lease.

To no one's surprise, no one by that name was living there.

Frazier called the police but was told they did not have eviction rights so she would have to take it to court.

The "tenants" eventually told Frazier they would leave this past weekend, as Frazier was planning to close on the house on Monday, October 8th.

Unfortunately when she went to the home that morning, they were still inside. In fact – they had even barricaded the doors. Frazier called the police.

The officer that responded saw our story and forced the family out, saying they were there illegally since they did not have a valid lease.

However they came back around one in the morning, kicking the door in. Fortunately Frazier had someone watching the home.

The door will be repaired and the house should close Thursday, October 11th.

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Added: Oct-12-2012 Occurred On: Oct-11-2012
By: Amusing
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Tags: Detroit, squatters, crime, police, violence, economy
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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