LOL! A Burglar? Or A Typical HOA Board Member?

A woman in Putnam County, Tennessee called police to say a possible burglar was ‘casing’ her home. She heard a noise, then the doorbell. And a cute little lady said, “Oh I’m only here for the Homeowners Association, seeing if anybody lived here.”

Putnam County investigators say there’ve been lots of burglaries there, and some crooks are obviously casing homes for possible break-ins.

But since when does a cute little lady with a clipboard actually do the scouting for a burglary ring?

Oh, there’s a theft about to happen, for sure. But it has nothing to do with burglary rings. No, this sounds way too familiar. It actually IS someone scouting for money. But she doesn’t want your TV. She wants to see if she can find any code violations that you can be sued for.

So, Lady Homeowner, you don’t need to buy a firearm. But you might want to scout for a lawyer to protect you from the HOA nonsense that’s coming. I’m just sayin’.

(original source)–White-C-Burglaries-under-investigation?instance=crime_log

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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

1 thought on “LOL! A Burglar? Or A Typical HOA Board Member?

  1. Nila

    That’s right, Ward. When a board member or the board cronies are out with their clipboards, you can bet on it…trouble is brewing!


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