Flash Shelton, the executive director of United Handyman Association, revealed that he finally managed to get back at the squatters who’d set up shop in his mom’s house in California. Shelton’s mother moved out of the home not long after his father passed away and they put the place up for rent. However, what happened next was every landlord’s nightmare. Lucky for us, he documented the whole ordeal in a YouTube video.
- A woman reached out to Flash Shelton wanting to move in. She claimed she was a prison guard. However, she said she couldn’t pay any money to live there. Obviously, Shelton said no and that should have been the end of it. Sadly, it wasn’t.
- The woman moved into the home anyway. As Shelton explained in a YouTube video, “She ended up having a truck of furniture, and literally moved into the house. I started hearing from Realtors … saying that there is this lady and people in the house and a house full of furniture.” Even the neighbors were telling him they’d seen ” lights on in the property” and cars going in and out.
- The police told him they couldn’t help. Despite the property being inhabited illegally, the authorities weren’t interested and refused to act. So, Flash Shelton decided to take matters inot his own hands. “They said, ‘I’m sorry, we can’t enter the house and it looks like they’re living there. You need to go through the courts,'” he recalled.
- He decided to move into the house himself. By his logic, if this woman could illegally occupy the house, he’d just have to move in and take it back. “If they can take a house, I can take a house,” he said. His mom wrote him up a lease agreement to make him the legal tenant and he packed up his car with his belongings and his gun “just in case.”
- The squatters didn’t actually put up a fight. Shelton arrived at around 4 a.m. and waited for the squatters to leave before going in. They were in for quite a surprise when they got back, and he informed them that they needed to get their stuff and get out immediately. Instead of putting up a fight, they apologized profusely and left with their stuff the next day.
- Flash Shelton found the whole thing fun, but he does have a warning. “I think just the fact that I was there was enough. It was actually fun to do it. I won’t lie about that,” he recalled. However, he warned other people not to do the same. “Not everyone should walk through that door not knowing what you’re gonna find,” he said. “It’s not always going to be peaceful like that.”