Alleged Squatter Andre Barbosa Leaves Foreclosed Mansion in Boca Raton
We knew it wouldn't last: Andre Barbosa, the 23-year-old alleged squatter who has been living in a $2.5 million foreclosed Boca Raton, Fla., McMansion for months, is finally getting evicted. But when police moved in to evict Barbosa from the mansion on Thursday, he was nowhere to be found, NBC 6 South Florida reported.
Barbosa had reportedly been living rent-free in the Bank of America-owned foreclosure since around July of last year, under what's known as a deed of adverse possession, which can allow people to take over an abandoned property and claim it after living there and maintaining it for an extended period of time. According to The Daily Mail, Barbosa was using the five-bedroom gated mansion, which he dubbed "Templo de Kamisamar," to entertain friends.
Nonetheless, Bank of America proceeded to sue Barbosa, and on Thursday, Boca Raton police conducted a trespassing investigation. But by then, it appeared that Barbosa had cleared out of his temporary home. Police said that they did not have a warrant for Barbosa's arrest, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports, but that he could face other criminal charges,
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