Squatters living in pricey Tulsa home

Posted at 9:28 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 22:28:53-04

A home valued at $200,000 was foreclosed in September of 2015– not long after a group of squatters moved in bringing frustration to neighbors and a lot of junk to the property.

Erica Sauer lives in the area near the home on the 8300 block of East 13th Street with her parents. She said since the squatters moved in, someone has tampered with the power pole causing electrical problems for the area. She also said neighbor shave noticed an uptick in petty theft.

"That's when my mom started getting worried and she called the police. And they said there's nothing they can do," Sauer said.

The Tulsa Police Department said this is a civil matter and the property owner would have to file a complaint. Wells Fargo is listed as the owner, however representatives with the bank said they cannot comment on that particular property.

"It is frustrating," Sauer said. "I think if they're not supposed to be there and [police need to] make them go on."

2 Works for You Anchor Steven Romo approached the home trying to speak to the occupants but no one came to the door.

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