Famed squatter Loki Boy locked out of “his” mansion

February 12, 2013 04:00PM

Andre “Loki Boy” Barbosa

Andre “Loki Boy” Barbosa’s occupation of a $2.5 million Boca Raton mansion came to an end last week, according to the Sun Sentinel. Barbosa had been using the outdated state law of adverse possession to justify his stay in the home, but after the State Attorney’s Office did some research and concluded the police department could conduct a criminal trespass investigation, Barbosa’s days were numbered.

With the help of Boca police the home’s owner of record, Bank of America, seized the foreclosed home on the afternoon of Feb. 7 and had the locks changed before the sun went down. Barbosa was not at the home when authorities arrived on the scene.

“A very peaceful end to a very complex matter,” Boca Police Chief Dan Alexander said.

Clothing and personal effects believed to belong to Barbosa were recovered at the home. According to Alexander, no arrest warrants have been filed with regard to the situation.

A spokeswoman for Bank of America, Jumana Bauwens, provided the media with this statement: “We take trespassing seriously and, in the interest of the community, we will take appropriate legal action to protect this and all properties we service.”

Barbosa could not be reached for comment. He is due in court later this month for an ejectment hearing because of his occupation of the mansion. [Sun Sentinel]Evan Bleier