WTF: Somebody Managed To Steal An Entire House In Oregon
A property dispute in Oregon ended with someone putting wheels beneath a cabin and moving it to a new location.
In other words, some disgruntled loon physically made away with an entire house.
According to the Huffington Post, the owner of the 1,200-square-foot log cabin in Klamath Falls told the sheriff's office on Tuesday there was an empty space where his home used to be.
A photograph of the cabin shows it was supported on a foundation and had a staircase stretching from the ground to its elevated platform.
Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah told the Washington Post,
We had a complete home stolen. This isn't a motor home, this isn't a mobile home and this is a 'home.' [The owner] went to visit his part-time home and between the first time he saw it and a couple of months later, it was gone. I mean can you imagine?
Police discovered the home sitting more than a mile from its original spot two days later (reports on the exact distance vary).
We think that somebody busted out the foundation, jacked it up, put a lowboy [trailer] underneath it and lowered it down on the lowboy and took it.
The sheriff said some sort of ownership mix up caused three people to believe the cabin was rightfully theirs. One of them then sold it to a fourth person.
It's not clear exactly who moved the house, which was purchased last summer for $3,000, KOBI reports.
A number of possible suspects are being investigated, but no one has been charged yet.
The cabin was unoccupied at the time of the theft.