Marietta, Georgia homeowner, Janice Henson discovers Nathaniel Jacob Nuckols squatting in her house after going on holidays.
A Georgia family have told of their horror upon returning from heir travels to find the locks on their Cobb County home changed and a stranger in a wheelchair squatting inside.
Homeowner, Janice Henson could not get her key to work on the Vintage Club Circle, Marietta house- it’s then she encountered a man in a wheelchair claiming he lived there now and in possession of a gun, according to WSB-TV.
Henson contacted the police who say the man, identified as 26-year-old Nathaniel Jacob Nuckols of Canton, Georgia, threatened to shoot them.
The man eventually surrendered after a five hour stand-off with authorities.
No weapon was found on him or in the house, according to cops following the incident last Wednesday.
Henson did not know how long Nuckols was squatting, but found that the food left in the home gone and belongings had been rearranged.
‘He also left us notes thanking us for the key and thanking us for letting him live here, and it was his house now,’ Henson said WSB-TV. ‘He moved all the pictures, emptied drawers. He was making this house his.’
Henson also said the family would be living in a hotel until the house could be restored back to its former state.
Nuckols was charged with first-degree burglary, making terroristic threats and misdemeanor obstruction, and was being held in jail on a $33,220 bond.
It was not clear how Nuckols had entered the home situated in The Vintage Club active adult community.