Man faces charges after claiming Springdale home while owners out of town

SPRINGDALE, Ohio -- A family recently returned home in Springdale to find a man had moved in and changed the locks.

Police say Robert Carr let himself inside while the family was out of town and made himself at home. When the family found Carr, he told them they had abandoned the house and that he was the new owner.

Carr said he had a "quiet title," which allowed him to claim the house as his own. Further, Carr felt the family had given up their rights to ownership.

Police saw the situation differently than Carr, and charged him with breaking and entering and theft.

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