Property owners find strangers squatting in Cumming home

- The owners of a Cumming home have changed the locks and are on alert after police say squatters made the rental home their own address.

The owners drove by the property on Brooks Farm Drive and couldn't believe what they were seeing.

Two large motorhomes parked out front of the home and six people living inside – all unauthorized.

The people told the owners they found the home as a lease-to-own property on Craigslist.

Property owner Hubert Ellzey says they have no recourse.

They can't evict the squatters. Police told them it was a civil matter and they would have to go through magistrate court.

"The city attorney told me that the contract, may be valid or invalid, they could still get in and that they have every right to be there," Ellzey said, "I said, 'Are you kidding me? They broke into my house man! If I came into your house, you'd put me in jail."

After police were called, the people who had apparently lived in the home for almost three weeks moved out.

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