Son Wields Gun to Stop His Mom's Eviction

Man threatens police with a firearm as they attempt to evict his 88-year-old mother.

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The more foreclosures, the more stories like this...

From the Associated Press:

Authorities say a son held Bergen County [N.J.] sheriff's officers at gunpoint as they tried to evict his 88-year-old mother from her foreclosed home.

Officials say John Brennan threatened two officers with a .22-caliber handgun.

Officers talked to the 60-year-old, who surrendered after about five minutes when a SWAT team arrived Tuesday.

Beatrice Brennan had refinanced her two-bedroom, $250,000 home and had fallen behind on payments. The house was sold at a sheriff's auction in May.

Real estate agent Donovan Stewart tells the Record of Bergen County he's "never had anything like this happen before."