Maryland couple claims to have moved into $379,600 home just bought by strangers

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A Maryland couple claims they moved into their $379,600 home just bought by a stranger and now refuses to leave

  • The Maryland couple signed a deal with US Bank on Thursday to purchase a five-bedroom home at 10716 Dragoo Place in Clinton, Maryland.
  • My wife drove by the house later that day and saw people moving in.
  • She tried to confront them, but the new tenants showed her that what they claimed was a lease on the property and refused to move out.
  • Real estate agent Melia King says officers at Prince George’s police station found lease ‘not right’

A Maryland couple was surprised when a group of strangers moved into their recently purchased $379,600 home.

The couple signed a deal with US Bank to buy a five-bedroom house at 10716 Dragoo Place in Clinton, Md. on Thursday.

And to celebrate, WUSA reports that the wife had a U-hole in her driveway and saw people moving in.

She tried to confront them, the real estate agent told WUSA, but the new tenants showed her what they claimed was a lease on the property and refused to move out.

“She panicked a bit and called me and said, ‘What’s going on here?’”

“It’s almost like someone tried to take possession of your property.”

A Maryland couple bought this house in Clinton's Dragoo Place on Thursday only to find someone to move in.

A Maryland couple bought this house in Clinton’s Dragoo Place on Thursday only to find someone to move in.

Real estate agent Melia King said the couple had an

Real estate agent Melia King said the couple had an “agreed and signed ratification agreement” with US Bank to purchase the property.

But King said:

King now claims that officers from the Prince George County Police Department examined the man’s lease, but that was not accurate.

Police have since confirmed that one of the officers went to the house on Thursday, but at this point the matter appears to be a “civil matter” for the sheriff’s office.

Meanwhile, WUSA reports that the man continues to live in the house, which has been marked with a no trespassing sign, indicating it is private property.

“My clients are very angry right now and I don’t know what to do at this point,” said King, who asked the couple to speak on their behalf.

“It shouldn’t take this long to deal with this,” she added, as the couple are seeking answers from the bank about how the squatters were able to get inside.

DailyMail.com has reached out to King and US Bank for comment.

The man refused to leave his home after the police department ruled the matter a

The man refused to leave his home after the police department ruled the matter a “civil matter” for the sheriff’s department.

A sign has been erected to indicate that no trespassing and that it is private property.

A sign has been erected to indicate that no trespassing and that it is private property.

The 2,743-square-foot property was previously listed on real estate website Redfin.

He explained that the five bedrooms needed work, but said the $379,000 selling price reflected the work needed.

The photos accompanying the listing show the large eat-in kitchen, living room with fireplace, and expansive backyard.

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