Allow me to introduce you to retired police officer Warren Nyerges and his wife, Maureen Collier. They live in Naples, Florida. In 2009, they decided to buy a house in the Golden Gate Estates subdivision. 2,700 square feet. They paid $165,000 for it. They PAID for it. They didn't take out a mortgage, they paid one lump sum, the house was theirs, lock, stock, and barrel.
So imagine their surprise in February 2010 when they got a notice from Bank Of America that they had started foreclosure proceedings against them on the house. Todd Allen was the attorney the Nyerges hired to defend them, and eventually, BoA just let the matter drop.
That's not the end of it, though. By the time the matter ended, the Nyerges had racked up $2,534 in attorney fees. Given that the matter was wrongful persecution, they requested BoA reimburse them for the money they had to spend to defend themselves. BoA ignored them. After several attempts at redress, the Nyerges went to small claims court. The court ordered BoA to pay up. BoA ignored the Nyerges and Allen writing letters and making calls asking that the court order be honored for five months.
And HERE'S where it gets funny.
Allen initiated foreclosure procedures against Bank Of America. "They've ignored our calls, ignored our letters, legally this is the next step to get my clients compensated," Allen told CBS News.
Allen then marched to a local BoA with sheriff's deputies. Under the authority granted him by the court order, he instructed the deputies to seize the cash in the tellers' drawers, computers, furniture, and other things not nailed down. One hour after the raid began, the bank manager handed over a check to Allen for $5,772.88 to cover the Nyerges, Allen's fees, and additional costs incurred.
The bank sent a written statement to the Naples News, saying in part, "We apologize to Mr. Nyerges that there was a delay in receiving the funds. The original request went to an outside attorney who is no longer in business."
"The local militia has defeated the feds
"So now it's up against the wall, and off with their heads!"