Reporter Gives Detroit Squatter Rude Awakening


Lynn Arthur Williams has been squatting in a Detroit home owned by Sarah Hamilton-Gilmer. Disputes between the two have left Hamilton-Gilmer in cuffs and Williams still living in her home. Fox 2 reporter Charlie LeDuff decided to see if he couldn't change that situation.

So he took a camera crew, a bathrobe, and the deed to the front door of the home in question and confronted Williams himself. IJReview described LeDuff as "fearless," especially since Williams is on probation for felony assault.

In the somewhat awkward but otherwise cordial interview that follows, Williams admits she is squatting in the house and has no legal right to be there. However, she also says other people on the block are doing the same thing and refuses to leave.

Eventually the police arrive and, when Williams can't produce any legitimate proof she has a right to live in the home, she is arrested. With Williams now squatting in the back of a squad car, Hamilton-Gilmer is finally able to gain access to the home she owns.

Stephen Gutowski   Email Stephen | Full Bio | RSS
Stephen Gutowski is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He founded his own site as a junior in college and has been writing about news and politics since that time. He spent 4 years with the Media Research Center and was most recently with the Capitol City Project. His email address is His twitter handle is @StephenGutowski.

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