LAS VEGAS -- A homeowner has taken back control of his home after a bogus lease gave control to the squatters and forced the homeowner out.
The incident caused Harry Dietz to go through a lengthy civil process to evict people who didn't have the right to be there in the first place.
It took about a month to give all of the necessary legal notifications and warnings to the people who moved into his rental home without his permission, but eventually they left. However, the so-called squatters didn't leave the home the way they found it.
Dietz says he has a lot of work to do because the people who occupied his home left it dirty, and items, like the washer and dryer, were missing.
“What recourse do I have? Now I have to hunt them down to try to file a civil suit for a washer, dryer and other things? They count on the fact that people don't have time to do this. You know, they just go on to the next victim,” Dietz said.