The homeowner claims the squatter changed the locks, reworked the plumbing, replaced her appliances, and put a lien on the house
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Fox Detroit -- Heidi Peterson always dreamed of living in a historical home. In May of 2010, she bought one in Detroit's Boston-Edison District for $23,000.
After being away for a year, she said she returned to her house last week and found a woman living there. Peterson learned from neighbors she had been living there for a few months.
Peterson claims the squatter changed the locks, reworked the plumbing, replaced her appliances, put a lien on the house and even changed the curtains, and now this squatter won't leave. So now they are forced to sleep one room away from each other, Peterson with her one-year-old daughter.
The alleged squatter's name is documented all over the house as Missionary-Tracey Elaine Blair, a write-in candidate for president.
According to Peterson, the squatter said she thought it was part of a 'government program.'
Under the law a homeowner can't remove a squatter by force.
Until she can legally kick the woman out, they are forced to live under the same roof.
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