Queens ‘squatters’ flee in disgrace after being confronted at house where homeowner was arrested – but one ‘legal’ tenant is staying (and wants his deposit back!)

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Home owned by Adele Andaloro has become latest squatter dispute hotspot 
  • She skipped town today with her family, saying: ‘We’re getting out of here’ 
  • A male and female left the home covering their faces 
  • One who claims he stays there legally remains – and wants his deposit back  

Two of the three ‘squatters’ who were caught red-handed in a Queens woman’s home fled in disgrace today after being confronted by the media.

The unnamed man and woman covered their faces with hoodies today as they fled the home in Flushing, refusing to answer questions on their way out. 

The house is owned by Adele Andaloro, a mother who inherited the property from her parents. 

Earlier this week, Andaloro was put in handcuffs after a tense standoff at the house. 

She’d shown up to find multiple squatters who refused to move. Despite owning the house, she was put in handcuffs and taken away. 

A scantily-clad woman left Adele Andolaro’s property in Flushing, Queens, today covering her face

She was joined by a man who also shielded his face from the press. They didn't answer reporters' questions as they fled

She was joined by a man who also shielded his face from the press. They didn’t answer reporters’ questions as they fled 

Kevin Balletsy, who says he has a lease for the basement, says he'll only leave when he gets his deposit back

Kevin Balletsy, who says he has a lease for the basement, says he’ll only leave when he gets his deposit back 

The incident is the latest in a string of stand-offs across the US, with homeowners growing increasingly frustrated by ludicrous laws that protect squatters and punish the names on the deed. 

Andaloro, shaken from her arrest, declined an interview today as she skipped town with her family. 

‘We are leaving. We are getting out-of-town,’ she said.  

Before leaving her home, she said the entire saga was ‘crazy’. 

DailyMail.com spoke with neighbors who say they not only witnessed squatters living in the house, but also carrying out construction. 

Adele Andaloro, the homeowner who was arrested earlier this week, skipped town today

Adele Andaloro, the homeowner who was arrested earlier this week, skipped town today 

'We're leaving!' she told DailyMail.com as she and her husband packed up their car

‘We’re leaving!’ she told DailyMail.com as she and her husband packed up their car 

Andaloro's home in Rosalyn, Long Island, where she lives with family. It is one of two properties she owns

Andaloro’s home in Rosalyn, Long Island, where she lives with family. It is one of two properties she owns 

Andaloro entered the home, flanked by reporters, after an unidentified woman unlocked the door. Inside, she was greeted by two men who were ultimately led away by police

The property at the center of the dispute in Flushing, New York

The property at the center of the dispute in Flushing, New York 

Some were seen bringing doors inside and moving around furniture, they said.

Kevin Balletsy, one of the men who lives in the house, insists he does so legally. 

He told DailyMail.com that he now wants his deposit back – and then he’ll flee too. 

‘I have no idea what is going on here with this nonsense. I’m trying to get my money back and just get out of here. I have nothing to do with this.

‘I have receipts saying I paid landlord and the real estate other than that I am no part of it. 

‘I wash my hands of this and I’m gone,’ he said. 

A woman, who is squatting inside, peers through the window to watch a confrontation on Tuesday

A woman, who is squatting inside, peers through the window to watch a confrontation on Tuesday 

One man, who is believed to be squatting in the home, walks past the property on Tuesday

One man, who is believed to be squatting in the home, walks past the property on Tuesday 

Two vigilantes rolled up outside the home, where the three squatters have taken over. The furious homeowner, who had been in the process of selling the home, said: 'I'm really fearful that these people are going to get away with stealing my home'

Two vigilantes rolled up outside the home, where the three squatters have taken over. The furious homeowner, who had been in the process of selling the home, said: ‘I’m really fearful that these people are going to get away with stealing my home’

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