When two ex-cons took over the home of a soldier and his wife who was deployed to Hawaii, police said there was nothing they could do.
A group of military veteran bikers didn’t buy that, so they took the matter into their own hands.
When U.S. Army Spc. Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan and then to Hawaii, he never imagined the home he left in Florida would be taken over by squatters.
Julio Oritz and his girlfriend, who were supposed to be doing contract work on the home, actually moved in and changed the locks after they realized the owner was out of the country.
Sharkey and his wife tried to contact the police, but they said it was a civil matter.
According to a local media report by WFLA, local veterans groups heard about the ordeal, including two veteran motorcycle clubs. The clubs planned “Sharkey’s Ride” and planned to head over to the house to “peacefully make the squatters uncomfortable” according to the report.
The groups made their plans public, and some possible participants made it clear on social media they wouldn’t be leaving until the squatters left.
As you can imagine, the squatters were out of the house by the next morning. According to the WFLA report, the couple was seen making a hasty retreat: “A mini-van and a car sat in the driveway most of Wednesday evening, packed with belongings.”
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