Strangers move into man’s house, change locks and refuse to leave

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who recently purchased a home was surprised to learn a family recently moved in and changed the locks, according to KPTV.

Rod Nylund said he learned of the occupants, presumably squatters, last week when a contractor arrived at the home to find it occupied. Nylund called police and confronted the occupants, but the police officer said there was nothing he could do.

Nyuland’s realtor discovered the couple had also started utility services at the home in their names.

“It’s kind of like buying a car and you walk out to get in it and somebody’s sitting in there,” Nylund said.

Neighbors told KPTV the couple recently moved in after the home had been vacant for several months.

Nylund has offered the occupants money to move out, but he has not been successful.

The home’s occupants declined to comment to KPTV.

An attorney told KPTV the homeowner will have to go to court and file a forcible entry and detainer action.