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Six squatters take over suburban Georgia home, then help themselves to vacationing neighbor’s car: cops

Police in Georgia rounded up a half dozen squatters who had been bedding down in a $450,000 suburban residence for months — after tracing a neighbor’s stolen automotive to their driveway.

The six intruders, who moved into the empty home at 4300 Caveat Court on Christmas Day, had lengthy turn out to be a nuisance within the neighborhood, native residents told WANF-TV News.

“They buy these homes, and the people say they can afford them. They do the paperwork, and they’re supposed to buy it back from the company,” stated Mel Keyton, president of the Hampton Oaks Homeowners Association. “They never buy it back.

Cops bust squatters in South Fulton, Ga.
Neighbors said six squatters moved into the empty home in South Fulton, Georgia, on Christmas Day and never left. FOX 5 Atlanta

“They leave the house vacant, squatters move in,” Keyton stated. “We don’t know who these people are and what they’re doing.”

Keyton stated the squatters broke into one other empty residence within the neighborhood whereas the homeowners had been out of city and stole their automotive.

Cops caught up with the crew on Saturday and positioned them in handcuffs.

Georgia squatters busted.
Cops in South Fulton, Georgia, stated six squatters had been busted after a stolen automotive was traced to the house. FOX 5 Atlanta

“Not knowing who’s living amongst us, it really makes you feel uneasy and you just don’t feel safe,” affiliation vp Kendra Snorton instructed Fox affiliate WAGA-TV. “You don’t feel safe.

“The ringleader, we see him walking his dog all the time,” Snorton stated. “He’s very courteous and polite when he interacts with the community.”

Saturday’s arrests come within the wake of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signing the Georgia Squatter Reform Act on April 24, which provides owners extra authority to boot undesirable squatters.

“Hopefully it won’t get this bad,” Keyton instructed WAGA of the squatter dilemma. “Hopefully we won’t have to use this amount of police.”

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