Judge rules 30-year-old man must move out of parents' home
Michael Rotondo has been ordered by a judge to leave his parents' home in Camillus.
New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood ruled Tuesday afternoon that Rotondo must remove himself.
In filings to the court last week, parents Christina and Mark Rotondo said they've been trying to get their son to leave their home for several months.
The filing includes five written notices that the couple said it has left for Michael, starting with this note on Feb. 2:
2 February 2018
After a discussion with your Mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately. You have 14 days to vacate. You will not be allowed to return. We will take whatever actions are necessary to enforce this decision.
Mark and Christina Rotondo
A second note, dated Feb. 13, told Michael he is "hereby evicted" from the couple's home "effective immediately" and tells him he has until March 15 to move out.
A third note from five days later offers $1,100 to Michael "so you can find a place to stay," according to the filing. It also offers advice:
1) Organize the things you need for work and to manage an apartment. Note: You will need stuff at [redacted]. You must arrange the date and time through your Father so he can set it up with the tenant.
2) Sell the other things you have that have any significant value, (e.g. stereo, some tools etc.). This is especially true for any weapons you may have. You need the money and will have no place for the stuff.
3) There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you. Get one — you have to work!
4) If you want help finding a place your Mother has offered to help you.
The fourth message, dated March 5, notes the upcoming March 15 deadline to leave and says, "So far we have seen no indication that you are preparing to leave." It adds, "Be aware that we will take any appropriate actions necessary to make sure you leave the house as demanded."
The fifth message, dated March 30, presents solutions for an issue over Michael's car, which, according to the filing, was sitting at the couple's home.
According to filings by the couple, they have been informed that because Michael is a family member, they can only have him removed from the home through an ejectment proceeding.
Rotondo was frustrated with the judge and said in court Tuesday that he didn't think the judge fully read the case.
He said it sounded like the judge said he needed to leave the home immediately, but Rotondo told reporters after the court appearance that "that's just ridiculous."
"It seems to me like I should be provided with, you know, 30 days or so, because generally you get 30 days after you're found, you know, to have to vacate the premises," Rotondo said. "So I'm expecting something like that. But realistically, if that's not the case, I don't know."
Rotondo said he will appeal the judge's decision.