Since Rolland and Georges, two octogenarians from Toulouse in the grip of teams of organized squatters and knowing the law, the affairs of squatted houses have made the front page. We remember the mobilization of residents of La Vache and Izards neighborhoods to expel undesirable people. The latter had broken the padlocks, affixed fictitious names on the mailboxes, they thus declared themselves entrenched.
How administrative pantalonnade was avoided
This time, the presence of mind of a neighbor made it possible to avoid the squat and a probable long media and administrative melodrama. This Saturday, a man, installed on the Mediterranean coast and owner of a house on rue Brosolette in Toulouse, has just lodged a complaint with the police station. His house located between the Côte Pavée and Pont des Demoiselles neighborhoods is illegally occupied by around forty people, he explains. A first contact with the squatters would have gone badly: they claim to be entrenched and have lived at this address for several weeks. They brandish mail to indicate what they are saying. But the reactivity of a neighbor will have, this time, helped to change the course of events. This particular vigilant filmed, a few hours before, a video which will be very useful to investigators to prove the bad faith of the squatters.
The proof by the image
On these images, time-stamped, we see about forty people in the middle of a punch operation, cutting the padlocks of the villa, bringing bags and mattresses, putting names on the letterbox and closing behind them. The “Hermit Crabs” had even been sent mail to the owner’s address to certify their seniority in the premises. Only this time, with the images and the presence of the owner, the departmental directorate of public security “immediately expelled the forty or so individuals” installed in other people’s homes explains a police source. A departure “without incident”. The squatters’ affairs were not yet unpacked …