A millennial made headlines last month for refusing to vacate his parents’ house. When they took him to court to evict him, Michael Rotondo became the laughing stock of a generation. The judge did evict him, and Rotondo has now moved out, but not before he took one last swing at his parents. As he was leaving, he called the cops on his father in an attempt to end a dispute over Legos.
“Rotondo, 30, told reporters that his dad would not let him search in the basement for his 8-year-old son’s Legos, so he called the police,” The Daily Wire writes. Rotondo’s father wouldn’t let his son search the house. Instead, his father asked him to tell him specifically what was missing.
“This isn’t a game show. I don’t have to guess what’s behind Door No. 1,” Rotondo told reporters.
He did eventually leave, though even that departure lacked grace. He had trouble getting his car started. It has issues with cooling.
“I gotta get going before that thing blows up,” he told reporters as he pulled out.
Mark and Christina Rotondo felt forced into taking legal action against their son last month because he refused to leave after numerous notifications — written and otherwise — to vacate the premises. The couple filed a petition in the Supreme Court of New York State and a judge eventually ordered Rotondo to leave.
Mark and Christina Rotondo had been trying for months to get their son, Michael, to leave their home. Michael didn’t have a lease with the parents, nor did he pay any of the bills. They had gone so far as to offer him money to leave the premises and have finally had to take him to court.
After months of trying to get their 30-year-old son to head out into the world on his own, Mark and Christina were finally successful when, according to the Daily Mail, New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood sided with the parents on the matter of kicking their son out of their home.
Michael is currently unemployed as he waits for a verdict in another civil case where he is suing his former employer Best Buy for discrimination and asking for damages of $340,000. He claims he was fired because he couldn’t work on Saturdays due, in part, to a court visitation schedule.
Mark and Christina tried to get their son to leave on his own accord. Starting in February 2018, Michael’s parents sent him letters giving him 14 days to move out of the home. After the 14 days came and went, the couple sent their son another letter telling that he was evicted from the premises.
Again, the middle-aged man refused to leave the property or contribute in any way to the household. In their third attempt to get their son to leave the nest, Michael was given $1,100 to find a place, which his mother said was offered to help him with moving expenses.
In March, Michael received another letter from his parents giving him some pointers on making it in the world such as getting a job, selling anything valuable to get started and getting his car fixed to get to and from work.
Finally, after months of trying to get their son out of the home, Michael was ordered to leave the resident by a Supreme Court Judge. “I am just so outraged,” Michael said following the verdict.
Michael acted as his own lawyer and argued that he “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement.”
Michael plans to file an appeal.