SCOTTS MILLS, Ore. – Neighbors who went to an advertised estate sale in Scotts Mills got an unusual surprise: The homeowner telling them the stuff wasn’t for sale.
Steve Eldridge said his tenants were trying to steal his stuff by selling it in an estate sale at his house.
“This is the stuff I own,” Eldridge said.
Eldridge accuses his tenants of putting up fliers and trying to sell his furniture.
“I’m letting people know that personally, I believe it’s a robbery in progress.”
Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene Saturday.
Eldridge couldn't enter the house he owns. Oregon’s landlord/tenant laws require 24 hour notice.
Linda Randall, who said the tenants hired her to run the sale, told KATU News there was no theft at all.
“He’s completely wrong. Completely wrong. There’s no thievery here,” Randall said.
The tenants claim they leased the furniture and now own it.
Sheriff’s deputies disagreed and shut down the sale.
Eldridge said he plans to file eviction papers on Monday.