A 30-year-old US man who has been ordered by a judge to move out of his parents’ house says he may not be able to afford packing boxes.
Michael Rotondo has been in a legal battle with his parents who want to evict him from their Camillus home in the state of New York.
State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood signed an order on Thursday ordering Mr Rotondo to peacefully leave the home by 12pm (local time) on June 1.
The 30-year-old man had asked for at least 30 days to leave, arguing for a full six months during court arguments on Tuesday – which the judge called “outrageous”.
The judge said Mr Rotondo’s mother was entitled to remove him right away, but wrote that she requested he be given until June 1 to vacate.
Mr Rotondo said he was going to move out quietly but also pledged to find a legal solution to halt his eviction.
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However there was another pressing issue he needed to address.
“Mostly, I need to start packing my boxes so I can move,” Mr Rotondo told US news outlet Syracuse.com.
“But I have to pay for the boxes, which might be a problem.”
Mr Rotondo revealed he had only spoken to his father once since his court appearance on Tuesday.
He said “excuse me” to his father in the kitchen and received what was described as a “curt” response by the newspaper.
Mr Rotondo also did not express gratitude for the extra days his mother had allowed him to move out.
“I’m not grateful for those days,” he said.
– with Associated Press