Family returned from holiday only to find invader treating their home as his own property.

5 month ago

A Georgia family returned home Wednesday after traveling over the holidays to find a new resident living in their home.

Janice Henson called police after her key wouldn't turn, and a man came to the door and told her to leave and said it was his home now.

The man, identified by police as 26-year-old Nathaniel Jacob Nuckols of Canton, threatened to shoot at officers and was arrested after a five-hour standoff. a SWAT team eventually rammed the front door down. They sent a robot to locate him but found no weapon.

Henson says the drawers had been emptied, family photos were moved and their food was gone.

the family is currently staying at a local hotel until they can put their home back in order.

the intruder was arrested on felony charges of first-degree burglary and terroristic threats and a misdemeanor charge of obstruction. He was being held in the Cobb County jail in lieu of $33,220 bond.