There was a lady named Beverly
Who took off on holiday with glee
She took leave of two weeks
Having a lovely time in Greece
While her home was being lived in squatly
...sorry, it's my futile attempt at being cute and poetic.
From the AP story...
Douglasville, GA - A woman came home from vacation to find a stranger living there, wearing her clothes, changing utilities into her name and even ripping out carpet and repainting a room she didn’t like, authorities said.
Douglas County authorities say they can’t explain why Beverly Valentine, 54, broke into an empty home and started acting like it was her own.
During the 2½ weeks the owner, Beverly Mitchell, was on vacation in Greece, Valentine allegedly redecorated the ranch home, ripping up carpet and taking down the owner’s pictures and replacing them with her own.