Man, 30, sued by parents finally leaves home


A 30-year-old man in NY state said that he moved out of his parents' home Friday, 10 days after a judge ordered him to pack his bags.

Michael Rotondo honked and waved to reporters Friday morning as he pulled out of the driveway of his parents' home in Camillus (kuh-MIHL'-us), New York.

According to local media, he left a couple of hours before a midday deadline set by a judge last week. He says he was offered free packing supplies by a good Samaritan, but turned her down - saying it didn't feel right.

On Friday, Rotondo stood outside the place he once called home but had some trouble before then.

Rotondo said he is in the process of hauling the rest of his belongings out of his parents' Camillus, N.Y., house and into a storage unit. First, in October, there were the informal discussions about leaving the house; then, beginning in February, there were the notes that escalated from a little financial motivation to formal orders to leave; and finally, after an original 30-day deadline lapsed, there was the confrontation in court.

"I woke up. My buddy sends me a link for a BBC article saying 'Haha this is amusing are you getting sued by your parents?' I was like 'Haha that is amusing especially that is the same name, same spelling same age, '" the Capital Region's Rotondo told the Syracuse TV station.

A judge ordered Mr Rotondo to find somewhere else to live last week. "While the police were there, the Legos were located and there was no further incident".

Earlier this week, Rotondo called 911 after an unknown person reached him on his cellphone and called him a "loser".

He said he felt "great" about the move but maintained he wouldn't continue his relationship with his parents.

Greenwood ruled in favour of Rotondo's parents, Mark and Christina, setting into motion the 30-year-old's eviction.

Rotondo planned to spend the next week at an Airbnb in Syracuse.

"This isn't a game show", Rotondo said, explaining to the newspaper why he called police.