Surprise discovery inside Boca mansion
BOCA RATON, Fla. (WSVN) -- A news crew walked into a South Florida mansion claimed by a squatter, and were in for a surprise.
For more than a month, we've only seen the outside of the Boca Raton mansion at the center of a battle.
For the first time, cameras went inside the $2.2 million home.
Man: "What happens if he answers the door?"
Lyn Houston: "I'm going to tell him to get the hell out."
Resident Lyn Houston is determined to get rid of her neighbor 23-year-old Andre Barbosa. "We don't know what this guy is about. He just picked the locks and he's living there right next to me," said Houston.
Using a law called adverse possession, Barbosa took up residence in the mansion last Christmas.
When a news crew entered the home through the unlocked front door, they didn't find Barbosa, but found two women who didn't seem happy to see them and tried to make them leave.
Man: "Hello. Hi, are you living here?"
The crew didn't go right away, instead they walked around inside with the camera rolling.
Eventually the women got really agitated and forced the news crew out.
No one knows exactly what is going on in the house. Houston is paying off duty Boca Raton police officers to patrol the neighborhood. "Its so we can sleep a little sounder tonight," she said.
Barbosa has been served with an eviction notice but he still refuses to leave.
Bank of America who owns the property is not commenting on the case.
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