The parents of a 30-year-old man have resorted to drastic measures in an effort to get their son to leave.
Court documents say Michael Rotondo does not pay rent or help with chores, and has ignored his parents’ offers of money to get him settled.
Despite doling out five eviction letters, Christina and Mark Rotondo say their son still refuses to move out.
Michael is arguing that legally, he was not given enough notice to leave.
Mr and Mrs Rotondo filed their case with the Onondaga County Supreme Court, near Syracuse, New York, on 7 May, after months of unsuccessfully urging their son to leave.
Their lawyer, Anthony Adorante, told Syracuse.com the couple did not know how else to get their adult son out of their house.
“We have decided that you must leave this house immediately,” reads the first letter, dated 2 February, according to court filings.
When Michael ignored the letter, his parents wrote up a proper eviction notice with the help of their lawyer.
“You are hereby evicted,” a 13 February notice signed by Mrs Rotondo reads
The couple then offered their son $1,100 to move out -.
By 30 March, however, it was becoming clear their son had no intention of leaving.
In April, Mr and Mrs Rotondo went to their local town court to see if they could evict their son.
But they were told that because Michael is family, they would need a Supreme Court justice to officially send him packing.
During a hearing in the Onondaga County Supreme Court on Tuesday, State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood ruled that Michael will indeed have to leave his parents home, once and for all. Michael called the ruling “outrageous.”
While no deadline for his eviction was given in court, Michael said he plans to file an appeal, CNY Central reported.