Man, 30, moves out after losing legal battle against parents

Geneva Stokes
June 2, 2018

Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old NY man who famously was ordered by a judge to move out of his parents' house, is apparently complying with the court's ruling, but apparently it's not going well.

Michael Rotondo was ordered to move out of his parents' home in Camillus on Friday.

Michael Rotondo, 30, prepares to leave his parents' house in Camillus, N.Y., Friday, June 1, 2018. Syracause.com reports that Rotondo left 2-1/2 hours before the noon deadline set by a judge last week. Rotondo told the Daily Mail they belonged to his eight-year-old son. Instead, the father offered to look for specific items and, if he found them, bring them out. Michael has been living with them for eight years since losing a job, and they had made several efforts to get him out before taking the case to a judge - including offering him over $1,000 to offset moving costs.

In the end, Rotondo was allowed to take the toys and leave home. "Get one - you have to work!" said one letter. After officers arrived to the home outside Syracuse, the Lego toys were found in the basement. The judge called this request "outrageous", at which point Rotondo called the judge "outrageous" right back.

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He also told reporters he had said goodbye to his parents "more or less", and maintained that he would not have a relationship with his parents, before jumping in the Volkswagen and driving off.

As for his destination, Rotondo said he planned to spend the next week at an Airbnb in Syracuse. He's said that the eviction from his parents' house is in retaliation for his losing visitation and that he was a good father. Rotondo has lamented that he recently lost custody of his son, and that his parents were weren't sympathetic to the situation, which "devastated" him.

"This isn't a game show", Rotondo said, explaining to the newspaper why he called police.

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