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Woman returns from vacation to find a stranger in her backyard. Asks why & stranger says “I live here”
The homeowner had just returned home from her vacation when she discovered a stranger in her backyard.
Jaclyn Abergas
10.18.22

A vacation is always a great time to recharge, reenergize, or just escape from your real life. But once it’s over, we need to go back and adjust to our real life again.

This homeowner from Hollywood Hills, California had just gotten back from her vacation and was adjusting to life back home again when she discovered something unexpected.

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A woman was squatting in her backyard!

The homeowner was even more shocked because she lived in a gated house with security cameras everywhere.

“I just said ‘Hey, who are you?'” the homeowner said. “Why are you here? How did you get in? And she said ‘I live here.'”

Wow, the woman obviously didn’t know she was talking to the actual homeowner.

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The homeowner was confused about how the woman was able to enter her house since no one else had access to get inside.

Her house wasn’t on the market so the woman couldn’t have snuck in through an open house. And when the homeowner reviewed her security camera footage, she found that the woman climbed the gate to get inside.

The woman had a suitcase, a push cart, and several bags, which she kept in different parts of the yard. The homeowner had a pool deck with comfy lounges and that’s where the woman slept. She also had no car, no cell phone, and no home.

“I said ‘How long you been here?'” the homeowner continued. “She said ‘Oh maybe 3 or 4 days.'”

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The woman even used the outdoor shower during her stay.

She also threw some of the plants around in the homeowner’s pool and left a hypodermic needle on the ground.

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The homeowner didn’t call the police but she did ask the woman to leave.

“She was not violent, so I thought I’ll just ask her to peacefully leave,” the homeowner said.

And she waited an hour and a half for the woman to pack up her things and leave.

She also suspected the woman tried to get into her house but was unsuccessful. And the woman also told her she found another key but wouldn’t give it back to the homeowner.

The homelessness crisis is an issue that the US government has been trying to solve for decades. It doesn’t help that the cost of housing, cost of living, and inflation rates have been rising while the number of jobs has been decreasing.

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And it’s especially a problem for Los Angeles because of the rising number of people who have been moving to the city from out of state, trying to find jobs that are not enough for the residents.

The government is working to give homeless people permanent housing but the progress is slow. There are too many factors that contribute to homelessness that need to be addressed for progress to be significant.

And that’s the concern of residents and citizens like the homeowner.

Although she could have gotten angry and demanded the woman leave immediately, the homeowner chose to show more compassion than needed. She knew homelessness was a real issue in Los Angeles and in the US so she didn’t want to add more trouble for the woman.

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This encounter just highlighted how big of a problem homelessness is, especially in a rich nation like the US.

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Watch how the homeowner handled the issue with the woman in the video below.

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By Jaclyn Abergas
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Jaclyn Abergas is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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