A woman returning home from vacation found a couple in their bed and tens of thousands of dollars worth of property.
A woman in Greenbelt, Maryland, returned home from vacation on April 5 to find her front door damaged and her belongings removed from the home. Next she found a couple lying together on her bed.
“[The resident] “Located two suspects, a black adult male and a white adult female, lying on a bed, the only piece of furniture remaining in the home,” Greenbelt Police said.
When the panicked resident began asking how she got in and what she wanted, the suspects told her they “took all her belongings.” According to police, they then “became aggressive toward the victims before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction.”
“Not only were they in my house, but everything in my house was gone except my bed because he goes into detail about how much he loved my bed,” the victim told local outlet Fox 5. “And I wonder who are you? And he says my name. It’s like you didn’t pay your rent. I’m like, what are you talking about? I paid my rent.”
The suspects are still at large and Greenbelt Police are asking anyone with information about their identities to come forward.
The stolen items totaled more than $49,000, police said.
Elsewhere, some police departments have begun encouraging residents to exercise their right to self-defense against burglars.
Florida Sheriff Bob Johnson defended a local homeowner who shot at a burglar breaking into his home. While the identity of the homeowner who fired the gun is unknown, Sheriff Johnson assured residents they would not face any problems for defending their homes.
Johnson clarified that the homeowner did not hit the intruder and did nothing wrong in doing so.
“If someone breaks into your home, you’re welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County. In fact, we prefer that you do that,” Johnson said at a news conference after the burglary.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/01/maryland-resident-finds-squatters-in-her-bedroom-49k-in-belongings-stolen/ Maryland woman finds squatters in her home, $49,000 worth of belongings stolen