Loki Boy, Boca Raton Squatter, Is Finished. Bank Of America Will Not Be Defeated.

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Is this the end of Loki Boy?
And so, this is how the Loki Boy saga -- which has captivated Floridians, New Yorkers and Londoners for weeks -- will end. With a whimper. An empty mansion, some personal possessions strewn about, and Bank Of America has won AGAIN.

Three cheers for America!

Yesterday at 1:30 p.m., police spokesperson Sandra Boonenberg told us, Boca Raton police stormed the mansion, and repossessed it for its rightful owner: BOA. The house was empty, Boonenberg said. No Andre Barbosa -- "Loki." No Tunisians screaming, "hide yourself!" Boonenberg didn't know if the house was furnished, or how Loki survived for months inside it.

When police arrived they did find some "personal possessions," but she didn't know what those items included.

As of right now, there aren't any charges against Barbosa, Boonenberg said. Nor are there plans to file some. Loki, despite the level of notoriety he's achieved, hasn't actually done anything wrong. At least not yet.

"If he comes back after we have told him he's trespassing, then that's illegal and we can file criminal charges," Boonenberg said. "But if he doesn't come back, that's it."

What a disappointment.

Here's what's wrong with Loki Boy: Everything.

Dude clandestinely takes over a mansion. OK, cool. And it's legal, under the antiquated "adverse possession" law: even cooler. But then, Loki Boy stopped playing things right. Rather than capitalize on the moment, he dithered. He refused to take interviews. He refused to frame his action as something political, something meaningful.

Rather, he had his stooges and groupies do the talking. People like Rebecca Marie Knox, who discussed Loki with New Times, but didn't really know him beyond daily phone calls.

This was a problem. In a way, Loki -- if he's even a part of the Occupy -- illustrates a larger issue with the movement. There's never any plan beyond the present. The climax occurs immediately, rather than building toward something, and the momentum dissipates. Just like Zuccotti Park: boom then bust.

But Loki's story had interest. People wanted to know what was happening. But he shut us out. He should have found some way to get the Internet inside the house -- if he couldn't mooch from neighbors -- and then set up Skype chats with reporters, sending pictures all the while. The Loki saga could have been a national phenomenon, luring attention to whatever motive he chose to articulate.

And then, at the last moment, he could have stood his ground as police stormed the house, held a press conference, and launched a reality show on MTV.

Instead, like some apparition, he was gone. And no one knows where to.

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redqueen42065
redqueen42065

terrance mccoy u can call me whatever ,you like,my Point is this,you try too contact me???WHY????too twist the truth i told u too ur bosses liking?too make that $$$$,,and i told u hardly anything,and u assume all i do is talk too him everyday??please terrance,i was there,get a grip...u know nothing at all,look on loki site,do u see the pic of me in the black dress ,with the skeleton back???damn ,a groupie HUH????REALLY terrance...petty childs talk....THE MEDIA KILLED MY BROTHER,,,HERES A GOOD TRUE STORY TERRANCE,,,MY BROTHER IN 1983 WORKED AS A SECURITY GUARD,HE WAS 19 HAD A BABY ON THE WAY,AND THE PLACE HE WORKED WAS ROBBED,HE DID NOT SEE THE ROBBERS!!!!BUT THE NEWSPAPER SAID HE COULD I.D. THEM,SO THEY WAITED FOR MY INNOCENT BROTHER TOO WORK THAT NIGHT,AND THE SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD WITH A 357 HOLLOW TIP BULLET,HE ACTUALLY LIVED,FOR 3 HOURS TERRANCE,I HAD TOO SIT WITH HIM DYING TERRANCE,AND REPORTERS THAT LIE AND TWIST WORDS TOO MAKE A BUCK ,ARE EVIL,HELL SPAWN OF THE GOVERNMENT,SO TERRANCE YOU SHOULD REALLY THINK ABOUT THE WORDS YOU TWIST AND MANIPULATE TOO BENEFIT YOURSELF,AND RUIN OTHERS LIVES,,,THINK ABOUT THAT TERRANCE,YOUR A DAMN FOOL TERRANCE WCCOY,AND YOU AND YOUR DECITFUL PAPER ARE EVIL''''GOODBYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE TERRANCE

Guest
Guest

As I explained in an earlier post (which seemed to piss off Ms. Knox), your reporting has been grossly inaccurate. His living there was not, as you say, "legal, under the antiquated 'adverse possession' law." Please quit making legal assumptions in articles without doing research or consulting someone in the legal department. It is trespassing and the owner may exercise his or her (or its) right at any time to have him removed. Adverse possession only becomes a viable claim to property after seven years of living on the property without the owner's execution of its right to trespass the squatter, in addition to other requirements. He was not doing anything legally and he was NOT adversely possessing anything. He had been there for a few months.

I like the New Times and I do like your reporting. However, when the New Times repeats legal inaccuracies in multiple iterations it loses credibility.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

Dual citizenship has its advantages. Run afoul of the law? Just flee. No good guys in this FUBAR event.

megahoboriffic
megahoboriffic

bank of america and its subsidiary countrywide more than any other corporation helped create the financial crisis..boa has rendered more people homeless thru foreclosure than perhaps any other bank in america thru lies and just plain carelessness...they engaged in LIBOR manipulation, called the largest financial crime of all time..they've also been repeatedly accused of laundering money for drug cartels....

BUT BARBOSSA IS THE BAD GUY BECAUSE HE WANTED A FREE PLACE TO LIVE AND SAYS STUPID STUFF. GOTCHA. what a wonderful world we live in where even the "free press" sides with criminal corporations over people. 

redqueen42065
redqueen42065

@Guest very in accurate,,,too say the least,a twisted crock of lies,by a pathological liar such as terrance,,,

mccoy.terrence
mccoy.terrence

@megahoboriffic I agree the LIBOR allegations against BOA are troubling, and, if proven true, some executives should face criminal charges. With that said, LIBOR has nothing to do with a 23-year-old kid who takes over a Boca mansion, then squandered a wonderful opportunity to say something about something. He's not a bad guy. Just disorganized.  

redqueen42065
redqueen42065

@mccoy.terrence @megahoboriffic SO ARE YOU TERRANCE,YOU LIKE TOO MISCUNSTRUE WORDS,TWIST THEM,READ ABOVE TERRANCE,AND TELL THE TRUTH,LIBAR,????????????GET A GRIP ON THE TRUTH,YOU KNOW NOTHING SO YOU MAKE CRAP UP,THATS WHAT YOU GET PAID TOO DO,,TWIST WORDS UP?????lololololo

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

No good guys in this. I suspect it was  matter of personal gain and altruism with Barbosa. Loophole law.

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