For those of you who followed my saga of "Neighbor I Barely Know Asked For $5k Loan! What?????", you know who "Crazy Horse" is. For those who don't, you can get the backstory on this closed thread above.
This morning, I discovered definitively that Crazy Horse was evicted from the house that he lost to a pseudo foreclosure (investors bought it just before it went to auction, then leased it back to him as a tenant).
This week is bulk waste day in my neighborhood, so I was putting out Amazon shipping boxes and whatnot when, to my astonishment, I noticed a crapload of stuff on the alley curb behind Crazy Horse's house: lots of broken down furniture and small appliances, but also old clothes, a broken toilet and so own. As I type, it's piled to the top of his 6 foot fence and neatly shoved up against it for a length of some 30 feet.
I didn't dare hope, but this morning while watering my front porch planters before work, another neighbor came over to joyously inform me that Crazy Horse was gone, had been evicted for nonpayment of rent and that they had moved out in a series of carloads, mostly late in the evening after dark.
I had also learned a couple of months ago, that he had given one other guy on the block (I don't know him, but hear he's nice) the same sob story he gave me back when this all began. That guy actually loaned him a couple of thousand (not the whole $5K) but demanded it back when he realized the house wasn't CH's anymore and there had never been any hope of his "loan" saving it. I'm told CH hemmed and hawed and promised and reneged, but that the neighbor DID get his money back after "leaning on him". Those are not my words and I didn't get details of the method used, but given CH's shady, resistant demeanor, take that expression to mean whatever you will. If it helps, be aware that this is Texas.
So our street is free of that creepy guy and his creepier scams and I'm breathing a sigh of relief. Couldn't wait to tell you all!
I saw this post, clicked your link, and my JAW DROPPED! Even if you had the financials to assist him in his escapades, anyone who has the money usually is smart enough to not hand it over. I see people like this all the time. They think that we (people who are repairing credit, have good credit, etc.) don't alert at the red flags: Foreclosure, eviction, credit card denials, overdrawn, maxed-out, etc. It's like they think "I don't pay attention to it, why would anyone else?"
"W-T [absolute]-F?!?!?!?!" from your original story still has me dying! I am the same way when someone shocks me with some crazy crap.
Good job at saying NO. That's a very hard thing for some to do.
In Texas, he got "leaned on" and is lucky he could still walk. Next time, he may not be so lucky.
that the neighbor DID get his money back after "leaning on him". Those are not my words and I didn't get details of the method used, but given CH's shady, resistant demeanor, take that expression to mean whatever you will. If it helps, be aware that this is Texas. Now THAT'S the kinda of neighbor I like! Good for him!!!
So our street is free of that creepy guy and his creepier scams and I'm breathing a sigh of relief. Couldn't wait to tell you all! Yeah for you!