A year-and-a-half after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is on its way out. For outside investors, now is the time to get in to the Motor City, but beware of a pesky problem.
Squatters are a bigger nuisance than bedbugs and, in Detroit, Charlie LeDuff found an outrageous story that puts a new twist on the old saying “A man is the king of his castle.”
Sarah Hamilton owns a home in Detroit and was planning to sell it. That is, until she ran into a problem: Lynn Williams, a squatter, had moved into the home. Sarah says she’s been threatened with a knife and the police were even called on her after an altercation. Lynn says Sarah tried running her down with a car.
Later that night, Sarah was cuffed. As she was booked in, Lynn moved back in to the home.