"I am serving my country, and they have more rights to my home than I do," Michael Sharkey said.
Starkey fought in Afghanistan and was stationed in Hawaii for a time as well.
Opposing View reports while he was away, two squatters, both with criminal records, broke into his house, changed the locks, and began living there.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the real kicker came when Starkey found out the squatters were protected by a Florida law because they had “established residency.”
The Daily Mail reports Julio Ortiz, and Fatima Cardosa have spent a combined 14 years in jail for offenses such as robbery, carjacking, and selling drugs on school property.
The two men claim they had a handshake agreement with one of Starkey’s friends to live at the house. Michael and his buddy both deny that claim but it didn’t seem it would help.
That’s when a biker group made up of military veterans stepped in.
WFLA reports the riders promised they would drop by the home to “peacefully make the squatters uncomfortable.”
That was enough to cause the pair to quickly reconsider. They have packed up and are moving out for good.
For those keeping score at home, the score stands at, military veteran bikers 1, squatters 0.