'Loki Boy' Tells Friend: "They'd Have To Kill Me To Get Me Out" UPDATED

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Lokie says: Bring it.
UPDATED: Our source, Rebecca Marie Knox, responds to our story this morning:

Please be aware,your reporter is a joke,,,he spams are accounts,acting as a friend???but is really a reporter???low lifes.....please keep my name out of your paper,your paper is a racist joke,,,bullies,,,privacy please...

ORIGINAL POST: Loki Boy isn't going anywhere.

The 23-year-old Brazilian, Andre Barbosa, who overtook a $2.5 million mansion by means of "adverse possession" -- an antiquated quirk in Florida property law -- at the end of last year, was served an eviction notice yesterday by Bank of America "without incident."

Dude's response? You're going to have to kill me.

"He is different," said friend Rebecca Marie Knox of Springfield who's spoken with the reclusive Barbosa every day by telephone. "He is very different. He is very quiet. This is something that he has against Bank of America. He has a big thing against Bank of America. He mentions them a lot. But he so quiet -- and most 23-year-olds aren't that quiet."

Knox, who met Barbosa on the Internet, said his obsession with Loki is rooted in Nordic mythology. Loki is the brother of Thor, the Thunder God.

By any estimation, Loki, who moved into the house after Bank of America foreclosed on it, has a peculiar online presence. He, or one of his friends, updates his Facebook page constantly. It's a profile teeming with images of Barbosa clad in strange outfits and deploying the word yeah to an incredible degree. Yesterday, after the eviction came down, he posted "Peace within is Peace without."

Since the Sun Sentinel broke the story last week, the news has gone viral, streaming to New York papers like the New York Post, and across the pond to the Daily Mail.

But his motives aren't yet known. He's declined interview requests from Boca to London.

And in a brief Facebook chat New Times had with Barbosa yesterday, he said he'd think about whether he wanted to speak, declining to answer whether his takeover of the Boca mansion was politically motivated.

Knox said she, too, isn't clear on what's driving the man. "I haven't asked him why he's doing this, and I don't care," Knox, 31, said. "There are houses sitting all over the United States empty and there's no reason why homeless people can't live in them."

So was Barbosa homeless?

"He definitely isn't homeless," she said. "He has too much family, too many sisters and brothers."

She said Barbosa's only problem right now are his cantankerous neighbors. "I just talked to him an hour ago and he has a neighbor who, every time Loki leaves, yells out at him. They don't know anything about him because he keeps to himself inside the house."

She said the house is completely furnished and Loki often sends her pictures of it, along with messages. But, she says, Barbosa isn't lonely. He's apparently having too much fun.

Though, he doesn't want anyone knowing much of this. After he discovered New Times had spoken with Knox, he wasn't happy with the intrusion.

Knox messaged us shortly after our talk: "Talked too loki ,he wants no contact as you have been blocked,i also wish no further contact,please respect are privacy,,,,,,thank you."

Then, though we hadn't responded nor inquired into Barbosa's nationality, Knox messaged us again 30 minutes later. "FYI LOKI IS 100% BRAZILIAN.........THATS ALL I WILL GIVE YOU...."

She then blocked New Times as well.

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ChazStevensGenius
ChazStevensGenius

I've read Cervantes kid, and you're not Dan Quixote.  You're not tilting at windmills.

You're a common thug, who should be arrested for B&E.

What's your next big move? A van down by the river?

ChazStevensGenius
ChazStevensGenius

This guy's skin is a little too thin. He needs to grow a bigger pair.

Jealous? Of breaking into a home?  I don't think so.  See, I got a job, earn a living, and bought my house. I pay my bills, so I'm not to be evicted.

Hope your papers are in order... Otherwise ICE will be shipping your ass back to parts unknown.

GovtMule
GovtMule

He broke in and covered up the crime. There is a ring leader behind all of this and it's not jokey-boy. He is not smart enought to even figure this all out on his own or pay taxes.

Eviction papers are being served and he won't be staying 7 years nor paying the $40K per year of taxes. BOA paid last years anyway. See you later jokey-boyeee! You are yesterday's news

Guest
Guest

This story is bizarre but the reporting has been a little inaccurate. The concept of adverse possession is antiquated, but is by no means relegated to Florida law -- most states still recognize this doctrine. Also, the adverse possessor has to occupy the property for seven continuous years to lay claim to it, so it's inaccurate to say that he overtook it "by means of adverse possession."  He's just a squatter and he'll be evicted.

redqueen42065
redqueen42065

@ChazStevensGenius fuck ice,they aint doing shit too me,or loki loser,he was born here too,f-ing idiot loser,,,,get out of your moms pussy ,you tard,and out of her house in the basement get a real job,and get a life,please

maklawinv
maklawinv

@Guest NOT ALWAYS TRUE I HAVE ACQUIRED SEVERAL PROPERTIES THIS WAY, PURCHASED THE TAX LIENS AND NOW RENT THEM OUT.

GovtMule
GovtMule

@redqueen42065 @GovtMule:  Hi loki aka Redqueen. Get ready to move out....

KenEsq
KenEsq

@maklawinv @Guest Tax Sales are different than adverse possession and wouldn't apply here as the taxes have been paid (per the reports).

redqueen42065
redqueen42065

@salad you actually could sire a child,after playing with yourself so damn much norman????I do have a great job,so does loki,,I live in Illinois,and up here we take haters down too Chicago,and guess what happens in Chicago???people get hurt,you folks in florida are all pediphiles and killer freaks!!!!so go enjoy your petty little life,,,

salad
salad

@redqueen42065 are = our.....what the f*#k is wrong with you people? why are you so lazy? there are two instances of this in the article, and now you momos. come on, its not hard. my 5 year old knows the difference.

ChazStevensGenius
ChazStevensGenius

@redqueen42065@ChazStevensGeniusThis your first time on the New Times Pulp?

Do you know anything about me? Apparently not, judging by your comments.

So, I'll chalk up your stupidity to your age, lack of experience, and the such.

redqueen42065
redqueen42065

@Salad @redqueen42065 AND I DO OWN MY OWN HOUSE,DONT CARE WHAT YOU SAY OR THINK,,,,AND MAKE DAMN GOOD MONEY WORKING ,NOT TOSSING A DAMN LEATHER BALL AROUND PATTING ASSES,WHAT A JOKE FOOTBALL IS,,,LOLOLOLO

redqueen42065
redqueen42065

@salad @redqueen42065 GO MAKE SALAD ,YOU FAT ASS COUCH POTATOE,GOOD RIDDANCE ,HIDDEN BEHIND A FAKE NAME,LOLOLOLLL,AT LEAST I HAVE THE GUTS TOO USE MY REAL NAME,,,,,REALLY PUSSY

salad
salad

@redqueen42065 thats weird, cause the average starting salary for a welder is about $36,000 a YEAR. I've never seen a house sell for $36k since the 1970's. I also believe that if you made enough to buy a house in one day, you'd be making about 39 million a year. I guess I picked the wrong career. Who knew that Welders make as much as NFL quaterbacks.

Guest
Guest

@redqueen42065 

Speaking of which, this is a good time to disclose that the above information is for educational purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship for your obviously forthcoming legal problems. 

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