Entire House Stolen: 1,200-Square-Foot Home Stolen Off Its Foundation In Oregon

Effie Orfanides - Author

Feb. 27 2015, Updated 10:35 a.m. ET

An entire house was stolen in Oregon, right off of its foundation. According to AOL News, this was far from a run of the mill home burglary. The 1,200-square-foot home was actually jacked from its foundation, and taken off the street in Klamath Falls. The home was not being lived in at the time that it was stolen, making the whole thing that much easier for the thieves.

The man who lived in the home on a part-time basis went back to check on the home (or perhaps to move into it), but it wasn’t there. You can probably the imagine the shock on his face when he saw a foundation, and nothing else. No walls, no wood, nothing. And that shocked nearly everyone in the town… and now it’s shocking people all around the country.

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“We had a complete home stolen. This isn’t a motor home. This isn’t a mobile home. This is a home,” said Sheriff Frank Skrah.

To have an entire house stolen is a pretty big deal, as it’s not really an easy task to pull off. According to the Washington Post, the house has already been found. Naturally it is not something that is easy to hide. The Sheriff says that possible suspects have been identified, but he is not sharing too many details at this time.

“We’ve found the house. We’ve identified potential suspects. We think that somebody busted out the foundation, jacked it up, put a lowboy [trailer] underneath it and lowered it down on the lowboy and took it. I’ll tell you, we were sitting around…myself with 40 years of experience … but we have never heard of anything like this. It’s crazy. Who steals an entire house?” Sheriff Skrah said.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, this has caused quite a stir on social media, and plenty of Twitter users have been stating their own opinions about what might have happened to the home. Most people find it absolutely unbelievable, and can’t imagine how no one saw this house being moved. At the same time, many feel like this could have been a misunderstanding of sorts. Perhaps a crew was sent out to move a home, and they scooped up the wrong one. It is unknown why someone would want to steal a house, or what they would do with said house if they had actually gotten away with it.

[Photo courtesy of KOBI via the Washington Post]


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