Kenneth Robinson, $16 Squatter, Kicked Out of Upscale Home

kenneth robinson $16 squatter
kenneth robinson $16 squatter



FLOWER MOUND, Texas -- After paying $16 to file a one-page claim to an empty, $340,000 home in an upscale Dallas suburb, Kenneth Robinson moved in furniture, hung a "No Trespassing" sign in the front window and invited television cameras inside for a tour.

He quickly turned into something of a local celebrity, creating a website -- http://16dollarhouse.com -- where he sold an e-book and offered training sessions for would-be squatters. And while real estate experts and authorities say he's misusing the law, Robinson appears to have inspired dozens of imitators to move into Dallas-Fort Worth area homes -- some of which were still occupied by their owners.

But Robinson's time in the house ran out Monday.