Michael Rotondo, 30-Year-Old Evicted From Parents' Home, Finally Moves Out

Man, 30, ordered evicted from parents’ home by New York judge feels ‘great’ to be leaving

It's a little less common for that son to be 30 years old - and still less common for his parents' "encouragement" to take the form of a court order.

Michael Rotondo became a well-known name in May after his parents asked a court to help them evict him, after he ignored multiple letters asking him to leave, including offering him US$1,100 to help find an apartment.

Michael Rotondo honked and waved to reporters Friday morning as he pulled out of the driveway of his parents' home in Camillus (kuh-MIHL'-us), New York.

"This isn't a game show", Rotondo told the Post-Standard of Syracuse regarding the Legos.

However, just before he left, Mr Rotondo called the police on his parents, claiming his father would not allow him to retrieve his 8-year-old son's lego.

Rotondo's father reportedly offered to search for the toys and return any he found, but that wasn't enough, and the man instead got the police involved.

Rotondo made national headlines this month after his parents successfully sued to have him ordered by a judge to vacate their home.

The story gained worldwide attention after Rotondo's parents took him to court.

Rotondo also argued in a court filing that as part of his living agreement he had "never been expected to contribute to household expenses or assist with chores and the maintenance of the premises", CNYCentral reported. After officers arrived to the home outside Syracuse, the Lego toys were found in the basement.

During his vehicle trouble, he told reporters he said goodbye "more or less" to his parents before jumping into his rumbling station wagon.

In a brief phone interview with CNN, Michael Rotondo said he left the house because "I had to be out by today". "I don't have to guess what's behind door number one". The toys, Rotondo said, were for his son, whom he lost custody of previous year. For now, Rotondo says he's "off to an Airbnb".

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