Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk
Reload this Page >

Woman comes home from vacation to remodeled house.

Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

Woman comes home from vacation to remodeled house.

Old 10-23-04, 08:59 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Abelkems's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NW GA
Posts: 2,785
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Woman comes home from vacation to remodeled house.

I don't think this has been posted yet.

Link

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.

Mitchell was a complete unknown to Valentine, said Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Stan Copeland. He said he had no idea how Valentine knew Mitchell was gone.

“In 28 years, I’ve never seen something this strange,” Copeland said.

Valentine was being held in Douglas County Jail on a $25,000 bond, Copeland said. If convicted, she could face one to 20 years in prison. Copeland said Friday that he believed Valentine did not have a lawyer.

The case came to light when Mitchell, who lived alone, returned home Oct. 4 to find the lights on and a strange car parked in the driveway. Mitchell called police, who went in and found Valentine, who at first pretended she was renting the home.

Later, Copeland said, she admitted she broke into the house with a shovel and was squatting there. She was charged with burglary.

Authorities found a gun and $23,000 worth of Mitchell’s jewelry in Valentine’s car.

Valentine had the electricity switched over to her name and moved in a washer and dryer and her dog.

Copeland said she was even wearing some of Mitchell’s clothes.

“There’s a lot of people saying, ’What?”’ Copeland said.

Valentine was asked what to do with the washer and dryer she moved in, and Valentine said she didn’t care, so police will leave it up to Mitchell what to do with them, Copeland said.
Old 10-23-04, 09:04 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Lake Ridge, VA
Posts: 6,300
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Extreme Make-over: Psycho Home Edition.
Old 10-23-04, 09:46 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 57,585
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
I smell a LIFETIME movie of the week.
Old 10-23-04, 10:47 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Big Sky Country
Posts: 1,386
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ok, so this lady had $23,000 in jewelry in her house, but no washer/dryer?
Old 10-23-04, 01:10 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,344
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by griz
Ok, so this lady had $23,000 in jewelry in her house, but no washer/dryer?
Dry clean only?
Old 10-23-04, 01:23 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 9,975
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Maybe she just wanted two sets.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.