WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A family from Georgia returned home from vacation only to find a stranger claiming their house as his.
- When the family discovered that their key no longer works, a man in a wheelchair, who claimed to have a gun, came to the door and told them to leave.
- After surrendering to the authorities, 26-year-old Nathaniel Nuckols was charged with first-degree burglary, misdemeanor obstruction, and making terroristic threats.
When a family from Georgia returned home from vacation over the holidays, they were surprised to see an unfamiliar man inside their house, claiming it as his property.
According to Janice Henson’s statement to WSB-TV, her family returned to their Marietta home on Wednesday to find that their key no longer works. They were even more stunned when a man in a wheelchair, who claimed to have a gun, answered the door and told her to leave.
After they notified the police, a five-hour standoff occurred between the suspect, police officers, and a SWAT team. The SWAT team then proceeded to break down the door and sent in a robot to locate the suspect.
The man identified as Nathaniel Jacob Nuckols eventually surrendered to the authorities.
According to WSB’s report, the family had no idea how long Nuckols had been staying in their house, but they noticed that most of their belongings were moved and all of their food was gone.
Henson added, “He also left us notes thanking us for the key and thanking us for letting him live here, and it was his house now. He moved all the pictures, emptied drawers. He was making this house his.”
Nuckols, 26, was charged with the following felonies: first-degree burglary, misdemeanor obstruction, and making terroristic threats. He has been detained in the Cobb County jail in lieu of a $33,220 bond.
Source: Fox News