Parents go to court to boot 30-year-old son from home

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York judge Tuesday ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents’ house after they went to court to have him evicted.

Michael Rotondo told the judge he knows his parents want him out of the split-level ranch they share. But he argued that as a family member, he’s entitled to six months more time.

State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood rejected that as outrageous, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported.

Rotondo said he’ll appeal.

Mark and Christina Rotondo brought the case after several eviction letters offering money and other help were ignored.

The parents didn’t answer a call seeking comment Tuesday and their letters, filed in court, don’t give reasons for wanting their son out of the house.

“Michael, here is $1,100 from us to you so you can find a place to stay,” a Feb. 18 letter starts. It goes on to suggest he sell his stereo, some tools and any weapons he may have to gain money and space.

“There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you,” the letter reads. “Get one — you have to work!”

The son said he doesn’t speak to his parents.