A cat mom and an actual mom destroyed those they hold near and dear instead of allowing themselves to be removed from their homes this week.
A New Jersey man tried to evict his girlfriend and she blew it up instead of moving.
An unidentified woman was being evicted by her live in lover and decided it would only happen over her dead body.
The boyfriend had reportedly been trying to get her out of his house for years, but was hindered by the pandemic’s eviction moratorium.
When the moratorium was lifted in August 2021, he re-started the eviction process in an effort to sell the house out from under her.
The woman managed to extend her stay for more than 18 months, while using the home to operate a pet sitting business and house dozens of her own cats.
State police showed up on Wednesday to serve an eviction notice, and the cat lady threatened to blow the house up.
Police evacuated neighbors while they had a stand off with the uncooperative pet sitter. Rather than allow herself to be removed, she turned on all of the gas in the house.
A fire broke out at 11 a.m. and the home was immediately engulfed in flames that incinerated the structure from the inside out, killing the woman and all of her animals.
The next door neighbor’s attached home was also burnt to a crisp and uninhabitable.
“I have no house now,” her displaced neighbor Emma Quackenbush dejectedly remarked.
The New Jersey cat lady wasn’t the only woman to commit a heinous crime to avoid eviction this week.
A mother in Ohio murdered nearly every member of her family at their home in a Cincinnati suburb, as police were on their way to serve them eviction papers.
46-year-old Theresa Cain shot her father, husband, son, and daughter before turning the gun on herself, in what one officer described as the “worst crime scene” he’s seen on the job in 32 years.
As deputies arrived to evict the family, they heard “five quick gunshots,” and tried to contact the home’s occupants repeatedly.
After several unsuccessful attempts, the Sheriff’s Special Response Team was called in to breach the house.
Cops found the bodies of Steven Cain, 50, a heavy metal band singer, his son Ethan Cain, 13, and father-in-law William Felton, 74.
Theresa Cain was also found dead as well, but “physical evidence” and “positioning” the family’s bodies identified her as the shooter.
Her 20-year-old daughter, Samantha Cain, was also shot, but survived the annihilation of her entire family on Monday.
She remains in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Buffalo Bills’ player Damar Hamlin was treated after collapsing during Monday Night Football.