Short form: 72-year-old man leaves his house to take his dogs for a walk on Thursday. Has arthritis problems, stays at a friends house. Returns home on Saturday to find that all his locks have been changed (after a back door had been pried open) and a family of squatters has moved in. Contacts the cops who basically say “meh.” New family, apparently Lithuanian immigrants, toss all his stuff out onto the lawn.
Finally was able to move back in last night since the invaders fled (cause unknown), takign with thema cooker, the washing machine and some of the houses electrical wiring. Whole neighborhood is basically on self-imposed lockdown since this guys neighbors place is *also* occupied by squatters, and the neighborhood has seen that the police’s response to a home invasion is to tell the rightful occupants to, in essence, get bent and try suing the invaders in civil court.
Had the invaders not fled for causes unknown, it could have been many months before the feller could’ve moved back into his place. And he apparently would have been on the hook for rent/mortgage, as well as water, gas and electricity.