Deadbeat son called cops on dad before finally moving out

Deadbeat son called cops on dad before finally moving out

Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old man who grabbed national headlines when his parents had to go to the New York State Supreme Court to get him out of their house, is finally, really, and truly leaving home, reports USA Today. Syracause.com reports that Rotondo left 2-1/2 hours before the noon deadline set by a judge last week.

Rotondo's parents claim that they pleaded with their son, who had lived in their suburban NY house for eight years, to get a job, and even offered him money to find a place of his own.

However, just before he left, Mr Rotondo called the police on his parents, claiming his father would not allow him to retrieve his 8-year-old son's lego. Instead, the father offered to look for items and, if he found them, bring them out. He failed to persuade the judge to grant him another six months with his parents.

Rotondo honked and waved to reporters as he pulled out of the driveway of his parents' home.

Rotondo also argued in a court filing that as part of his living agreement he had "never been expected to contribute to household expenses or assist with chores and the maintenance of the premises", CNYCentral reported. The Legos were found after police arrived.

A cousin with a truck is helping him move his belongings from the house where he has lived rent-free for the last eight years into storage. He lost custody and unsupervised visitation with the boy in 2017. "I don't have to guess what's behind door number one".

"I'm glad to be out of this place", Rotondo said Thursday.

Rotondo had never contributed to any household expenses or assisted in any household chores after moving back in eight years ago, according to papers filed with the NY court.

The legal battle isn't over yet, however, as Rotondo believes his parents still possess some artwork worth several thousand dollars and plans to file a lawsuit to get the possessions back.

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