Squatter moves into $17 million mansion and sells owner’s pieces of artwork for $300,000By Mason White 4:21 PM October 22, 2015
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man was able to get into a mansion and live there for a short time before he was arrested.
Police in San Francisco, California, arrested the man who was squatting in the mansion, but he has already sold several paintings from the house valued at more than $300,000.
Officers were called by a neighbor who saw 38-year-old Jeremiah Kaylor from Arizona, at the house in the upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood.
Officers found Kaylor with an expensive painting near a moving truck. Officer Carlos Manfredi said that when he confronted Kaylor, he claimed that he was buying the house.
Officers then contacted the real estate agent and they learned that he had no right to be in the home. The real estate agent informed police that 11 paintings were missing from the mansion.
Although art is valued in the high six figures, Manfredi said Kaylor sold them at well below its value. He was arrested on one count of trespass and 10 counts of burglary.
Police located nine of the 11 paintings and they hope to find the others soon. The mansion is not occupied and the owner wants to sell it at a value of $17 million.