Squatters Move In To Soldier's Home, Get Unexpected Visitors At Their Front Door

Written by Brenden Mernagh
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When US Army Spc Michael Sharkey and his wife, Danielle, returned to their New Port Richey, Florida home after living in Wahiawa, Hawaii, where Michael was stationed for several years, they didn’t expect to find a pair of squatters living in their residence.

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WFLA News Channel 8 first reported the Sharkeys’ trouble, reporting that Sharkey’s Florida home had been allegedly taken over by ex-convicts, Julio Ortiz, and his longtime girlfriend, Fatima Cardoso.

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According to the report, the Sharkeys had left the home in the hands of their friend, Lisa Pettus. Pettus claims she hired Ortiz to renovate the home before the Sharkeys arrival. It was during this time that Pettus says Ortiz moved into the home and changed all the locks. When asked about the situation, Ortiz says that him and Pettus came to a verbal agreement, where he would move into the house while making the renovations.

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Ortiz and Cardoso have since refused to leave the property, telling WFLA News Channel 8 that they would leave when they were good and ready.

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According to the report, the Sharkeys had left the home in the hands of their friend, Lisa Pettus. Pettus claims she hired Ortiz to renovate the home before the Sharkeys arrival. It was during this time that Pettus says Ortiz moved into the home and changed all the locks. When asked about the situation, Ortiz says that him and Pettus came to a verbal agreement, where he would move into the house while making the renovations.

Ortiz and Cardoso have since refused to leave the property, telling WFLA News Channel 8 that they would leave when they were good and ready.

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