Fed-up homeowner arrested for stealing $1M house she inherited from parents

Tense footage shows a property owner in New York City being arrested after a heated confrontation with people who she claims are squatting in her family’s home.

Adele Andaloro, who is 47 years old, was arrested recently for changing the locks on a $1 million home in Flushing, Queens. She claims that she inherited the house from her parents after they passed away. This information was reported by ABC’s Eyewitness News.

“It’s making me very angry,” the homeowner said about the situation with the squatter. “I don’t think it’s fair that I, as the homeowner, have to deal with this situation.”

Andaloro says that the trouble began when she tried to sell her home last month, but discovered that squatters had moved in. They had even replaced the front door and locks without permission.

She said she became frustrated and went to her family’s home on 160th Street on Feb. 29. She brought a local TV crew with her and called a locksmith to change the locks. A heated argument, which was caught on camera, quickly took place with the people occupying the house.

The police were called and they took two people off the property. In New York City, if someone lives at a property for 30 days, they can claim “squatter’s rights”.

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According to the law, it is against the rules for the homeowner to do things like changing the locks, shutting off the utilities, or taking away the belongings of the “tenants” from the property.

“By the time someone finishes their investigation, work, and job, it will be more than 30 days and this man will still be in my home,” Andaloro said. “I’m really scared that these people will be able to take my home without consequences,” she added.

A woman who spoke to The Post on Tuesday said she had no knowledge of the squatting allegations. “I don’t need to provide further explanation.” Talk to the man who is involved in the business or the woman who is dealing with the problem. Please don’t talk to me about it because I am not knowledgeable about the situation. “This is not my problem,” she said angrily before forcefully closing the door.

During a recent incident at her home, Andaloro, who had the property documents, was recorded entering the house when one of the tenants accidentally left the front door open.

After the locks were changed, a man named Brian Rodriguez, who claimed to be in charge of the property, came back and forcefully entered through the front door.

“You should not be trying to steal my house,” a very angry Andaloro shouted at him during the incident that was captured on camera. After receiving many 911 calls, the police told Andaloro that she needed to resolve the situation in housing court because it was seen as a problem between the landlord and tenant.

According to the NYPD, Andaloro was charged with an unlawful eviction because she changed the locks without giving a new key to the person staying there.

According to the police, she received a criminal court summons and was slapped with it. Although the video showed other people who were suspected of squatting being taken away in handcuffs, the police stated that no one else was arrested or given summonses.

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