A bold Detroit squatter taught she’s having the best time of her life for squatting someone else house. And she’s quite proud of it.
However, after the police were shown the deed to the property, the squatter got a taste of her own nasty medicine, and it was definitely hard to swallow.
Through the help of a local reporter, a real homeowner Sarah Hamilton claim back her home after a squatter moved in and took it over.
The incident could not have come to a head unless the property owner had made a strange request of a local reporter. The man’s name was Charlie LeDuff, and the homeowner wanted him to interview the squatter, to learn more about their motives, and intentions – and to catch them at a disadvantage.
At one point, Hamilton says that she was even threatened with a knife by the transsexual vagrant, according to WJBK-TV. But, that’s not all.
Hamilton wanted to sell her house but couldn’t since Williams refused to leave. The police were called, and that’s when the squatter alleged that the homeowner tried to run her over. Hamilton went to jail, and Williams moved her belongings back into Hamilton’s house. After hearing Hamilton’s story, reporter Charlie LeDuff decided to head to the scene.
LeDuff accepted the keys to the house from the true owner and set out to confront the shameless squatter. The person was living in Sarah Hamilton-Gilmer’s property although they were not paying for anything. They did refuse to leave.
LeDuff took a unique approach. He showed up at home wearing a bathroom and asked the squatter if he could join them. LeDuff had the keys to the property and the deed with him. The squatter, Lynn Arthur Williams, Jr., confronted LeDuff immediately. She didn’t like how he was coming over demanding access to the property that she was illegally occupying.
To say the squatter was dismayed by the request is a bit of an understatement. Right away, the entitled intruder put up a stink. “Let you in ‘your house’? This is Lynn Williams’ house,” she incredulously declared. But, LeDuff wasn’t about to back down. He pressed Williams, asking why she felt that she had the right to live in a home that wasn’t hers and that she hadn’t received permission from the owner to occupy.
Here’s what she said according to The Blaze reports:
“I’m not the only one that is squatting. It’s a lot of other people on the block if you want to be technical,” alleged Williams, who seemed cordial enough as they chatted on Hamilton’s front porch but has a criminal history for felonious assault with a deadly weapon. “And a lot of people encouraged me to do what I’m doing now.”
So, once again, LeDuff was forced to point out to Williams that it wasn’t her house. “But I have put a lot of work in here and I spent a lot of money,” Williams claimed. “I am on a fixed income,” she added as if that excused her behavior. She admitted to being on Social Security but wouldn’t disclose just why she needed the taxpayer-funded income.
After spotting some shady wiring to the home, LeDuff asked Williams if the power to the home was stolen. “I am…blessed,” Williams replied as an excuse for admitting that the power being supplied to the home was “not legit.” Unfortunately for Lynn, she was about to learn just how blessed she really was.
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When police arrived, Williams made one last desperate attempt to prove she had permission to live in the home. She produced a letter that she claimed was all she needed, but as it turned out, it was from the post office and didn’t prove anything at all, let alone give her permission to live in the residence.
As the police pressed Williams for more proof that she had permission to live in Hamilton’s home, LeDuff gave Williams his prediction of the outcome, saying, “I don’t think you’re going to get away with this.” And, it looks like he was right.
Lynn Arthur Williams was on probation, and what she had been doing was a violation. So, she was hauled off to jail in cuffs, facing two years behind bars. The good news for Lynn? She effectively solved her homeless problem. Don’t you love a happy ending?
Moral of the story: Be careful what you wish for. If you are out to get free housing, you might just succeed. But, it could be in the form of a jail cell, just like this squatter found out when she got exactly what she deserved.
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