Army Spc. Michael Sharkey had been serving in Hawaii for two years and was looking forward to finally being able to return to the house he owned. That excitement was short lived. He found that two ex cons had moved into his house and since they had established residence, the police’s hands were tied because it was now a civil matter. The cost would run into the thousands, which no active military member could afford.
Two motorcycle clubs made up of veterans paid a peaceful visit to the two cons and just their presence alone caused the two to flee from the house. The bikers even stayed around and helped fix up the damage. Soldiers always take care of their own.
Because he had been on duty for the last two years, Sharkey and his wife have not lived in Florida. That’s why they were shocked to discover the two ex-cons who had broken in and claimed it as their own…
When he confronted the criminals about their unlawful stay at his home, they told him that they were not leaving. And that they had changed the locks and everything.
“I work hard, long hours, and these people never had permission to live in my home,” the outraged serviceman told the station WFLA. “They should be thrown out.”
Sharkey called the authorities. And they told the veteran that there was nothing they could do to help him. He was up creek without a paddle, and the government he had worked for during the last two years left him high and dry. He needed help from someone, but no one seemed willing to help the veteran.
“They are criminals,” said Sharkey to WFLA. “I am serving my country, and they have more rights to my home than I do.”
The biker gang visited Ortiz and Cardosa to “peacefully make the squatters uncomfortable.”
And it worked!
Ortiz and Cardosa fled the scene almost immediately. They packed up their belongings and left the home for good.