(CBS) — A 31-year-old man says he feels like he’s trapped in a bad movie script: He owns a two-flat in the Avondale neighborhood and he’s gotten three eviction notices from a previous owner who still claims it’s her property.
WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
“So, I moved in, and I saw this full vegetable garden in my back yard,” begins Phillip Keefe.
He bought the two-flat in the 3100 block of North Springfield a year ago. Within a week, he encountered a woman who owned the building previously.
“She was coming by to check her vegetables,” Keefe says. “I had no fences or gates.”
He does now. He also has an order of protection against the woman, who behaved erratically. He says she has sent him letters telling him to get out.
“Then she would start calling the police on me every day. And she would say, ‘Hey there’s an intruder in my house,’” Keefe says.