Update (6/15/10): The alleged squatter was arrested by Kirkland police.


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There have been many weird stories during these turbulent economic times, but this one could be the most audacious. A man, a woman and some children have become squatters in a $3.2-million bank-owned home for sale in Kirkland, WA, a suburb of Seattle.

However, the most outrageous detail of this incident comes via Seattle’s KOMO News, which reports that “… one of the illegal occupants of the home runs a business that teaches others how to pull off a similar stunt.”

The home is owned by First Citizens Bank, which has hired 24-hour security to make sure the occupants are not destroying the property, but are under orders to let the squatters come and go. Meanwhile, Kirkland police are in the process of trying to figure out how to evict the occupants.

Here’s the final kicker: An open house is planned for June 20 from 1-4 p.m. (see red circle above). Should be a doozy of open house!

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