Family Goes On Trip, Man Takes Their Home: Cops

Family Goes On Trip, Man Steals Their Home: Cops

A man will be sleeping in the big house because he allegedly tried to steal someone else's.

WLWT first reported a story about a family who came home from a trip to find their locks changed and a stranger living in their house.

Robert Carr told WLWT he filed what is called a "quiet title," laying claim to the house, which he said, was abandoned.

"When you abandon something, you forfeit all your rights and title to it, and title is not a piece of paper, title is when you grab it and say 'Mine,'” said Carr.

The family is in the process of going to court in the hopes of getting their home back.

Carr was arrested Wednesday on charges breaking and entering and theft. Police said Carr has pulled similar stunts to lay claim to at least two other houses.

Raw Story notes that Carr scrawled "offer rejected" on his indictment.

Carr also said police violated his civil rights “upon the inheritance of (his) free will as a man identified U.S. citizen.”

He's being held on $40,000 bond, according to WLWT.

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