Katie Barnett recently returned home after being away for two weeks to find that the lock on her door had been changed. She crawled in through the window to find all of her stuff missing.
Barnett suspected she had been robbed — and she wasn't too far off.
Except, as it later turned out, they had the wrong address.
But for Barnett, the ordeal is very much ongoing.
With all of her stuff either sold off by the bank or thrashed, the homeowner presented the bank's president with an $18,000 estimate for restitution.
He refused to pay up.
"He got very firm with me and said, ‘We’re not paying you retail here, that’s just the way it is,’" Barnett recalled. "I did not tell them to come in my house and make me an offer. They took my stuff and I want it back."
The bank's president claims he is trying to "come to terms" with Barnett, but she denies this.
"I’m getting attitude from them," she said. "They’re sarcastic when they talk to me. They make it sound like I’m trying to rip the bank off. All I want is my stuff back."