Police Say Man Stayed in Foreclosed Home

Nebraska man held on suspicion of trespassing.

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Expect to see more stories like this as the national housing crisis rumbles forward.

From the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star:

Police arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of trespassing after he refused to leave his southeast Lincoln home, foreclosed upon a year ago.

He had moved back into the house after Nov. 16, 2007, according to a Lincoln Police affidavit. On that day, a US Bank real estate employee called police to say [Kerry] Donovan had refused to leave the property that was deemed in May 2007 to belong to the bank.

Bank agents were unable to gain entry to the house, in part because of security lights and security dogs Donovan placed there, the affidavit states.

This was apparently not Donovan's first run-in with US Bank:

According to the Journal Star:

This spring, Donovan protested with a handwritten message on a sandwich-board sign outside Lincoln US Bank branches.

The back of his sign read: "USBank 4Closes Illegal." The front: "Honk if USBank Sucks."