Family Harassed By Live-In Nanny Refusing To Leave Their Home or Do Work!

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on Jun. 27, 2014
Recently we learned about a man in Florida who declared himself and his home an independent country. Now there is a disturbing story about a woman hired to be a live-in nanny who has declared herself a resident in the family’s home – and refuses to leave. Milton from Office Space is this lady’s hero.   

If this story took place in Florida, it would be over by now if you know what I mean. That old lady would have died from the heat.  

The Upland, California family, Ralph and Marcella Bracamonte have three young children who they hired the live-in nanny to take care of in March of this year. Dianne Stretton agreed to the position; in exchange for room and board in their house. They were probably all imagining Marry Poppins swooping in and making magical pancakes each morning as fairies danced on the kitchen table. Instead they got Kathy Bates from Misery.

She's also good with children.

According to the Bracomonte’s the first few months worked out fine until the nanny stopped doing any work around the house.  So basically it was like everyone else’s first couple of months at a new job; you try really hard at first and then say screw it!

You know what's missing from this family photo? A crazy lady who won't leave.

Only with this job Stretton was living with her employer. After weeks of prompting and failing to get her to do her agreed upon duties the 64 year old woman told the family that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which was stopping her from working. Only it seems like she really has chronic lawsuit disease as the Bracomonte’s found out Stretton has been involved in 36 lawsuits and is listed on California’s Vexatious Litigant List for abusing the legal system.  The Nanny from Hell told the family that if they try to fire her she will sue them for elder abuse and wrongful termination.

Oh you just got served! ...An eviction notice.

The family called the police to have her removed, but the cops refused to help saying it’s a civil matter and that once someone establishes residency you have to go through a formal eviction process that could takes months. How long does pulmonary disease take to kill someone?

Three young kids living in a house with a clearly mental person who isn’t a family member and won’t leave; it’s a civil matter! The mother told reporters, “I worry there’s obviously something not right in her mind, and the police won’t protect us until someone gets hurt…You don’t know what you’re opening yourself up to when you open your house to someone.”

This brings us to a segment where you, the loyal Break reader get to vote on an “appropriate” punishment for the alleged offender!  What should the tactics be to get the woman to leave?

Get That Guy Who Squats In and Steals Homes To Take Over Her Room

Fight crazy with crazy! You remember this guy Robert Car? He breaks into other people’s homes when they are away, moves all of their stuff out and then files a title for the house, claiming he owns it! Hire this freak to break into the Nanny’s room and do the same thing. Squatter’s rights, bitch!

Psychological Torture: Make Her Listen to  “The Nanny” on a Loop

  Music “torture” is used on special guests in Guantanamo Bay and places like Iraq by playing loud music such as Metallica or the Barney theme song extremely loudly on a loop.  I feel it would be appropriate to put large speakers up against her door and force their nanny to listen to Fran Drescher as The Nanny laughing on a loop. If it’s good enough for Saddam, it’s good enough for her.

New Roommate: Crazy Rhubarb Lady

Good news for the nanny; she is going to have a new roommate! Nanny, meet Crazy Rhubarb Lady, we think you will get along great. Just be careful to abide by “alley rules,” bitch! And learn that “this is not your fuckin’ property!”

Or the family could get a new pet python. They love old women who don’t move much.

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123 comments
Patricia Kadel
Patricia Kadel

throw her ass out or get the law to make her move

depova
depova User

Sounds like there wasn't an employment contract stating that her residency is solely dependent on her continued employment.  Legally at this point she is like a tenant in an apartment not paying her rent.  Ask any landlord how much of a pain it is evicting someone and how long that can take.  This is why there should be a legal abuse statute making it so con-artist can't use the legal system.

ILLest05
ILLest05 User

Crank up death metal on the stereo every time she goes to sleep.. 

Kurt Gabuya
Kurt Gabuya

Oh thanks person who watches nothing but judge shows all day and know the law!! want a cookie?! pointing out the obvious?? like you did when you said the law prevents the people in there from kicking her out even when the article says it?? nice captain hypocrite...nothing negative about not liking judge shows that's opinion..when you act like a smart ass for watching them you get a Roger Theman...thought i'd add that since you seem to enjoy saying my name so much

Mark Butler
Mark Butler

well lol thats one good thing about living in AZ is that is impossible to find a dead body if you hide it good enuff

John Graves
John Graves

stick your foot in her ass and watcher her fly out the window

Melissa Rai
Melissa Rai

Get a cat or dog to piss and shit on her clothes, can't take an animal to court can she?

Chris Sawford
Chris Sawford

She's like the cleaning lady from family guy

Thaddeus Mucha
Thaddeus Mucha

They can get her out fast if they say she isn't paying rent. Also shut the power off in her room. Not paying her share of electricity either

Keiko Martinez
Keiko Martinez

I've always wondered why my dad who was a detective at the time made people sign detailed contacts if they were staying more than a day at our house cuz this shit right here is freaking ridiculous

Jocelyn-Kuntz-566
Jocelyn-Kuntz-566 User

Invite over 10 friends. 2 or 3 people physically block her from everyone else while everyone else in the house moves her stuff onto the curb. At the same time 4 or 5 people are moving stuff, 2 or 3 people are changing the locks..and you physically move her out of the house (there's no way 1 person fight off 10 people lifting them off their feet and carrying them outside), you lock the doors behind her and crack a cold one with your friends. THEN, if things continue and escalate, you call the police and they'll deal with it.

Call a lawyer.

Devynn Moore
Devynn Moore

It's a really easy fix if you stop trying to be nice and get real. Put out her belongings and change the locks. Sue her for the money they spent housing and feeding her after she broke her contract w them by ceasing to work. She's been kicked out of her father's will and on CA's watchlist of ppl who continue to file frivolous lawsuits. She's the one w the problem not them. Unless she's on the mortgage or utilities, she doesn't have a leg to stand on. Broken contract = get out! It's not their fault no one wants to deal w her! The best thing they can do is get Elderly Services to give her a caseworker. She's not mentally competent enough to take care of herself w/o using/blaming ppl for her shortcomings.

Jason Bales
Jason Bales

There's just something about killin' a bitch...

Peggy Pairis Muhlbach
Peggy Pairis Muhlbach

I like the tent fumigation... Pack her stuff...Have the locks changed and she will have to leave!

Jerry Perkins
Jerry Perkins

This would not even get to this level. She would have one LIFE choice to make PERIOD. Choose wisely.......

Destiny Emery
Destiny Emery

I'd push this evil nanny down the stairs of my apartment, duct tape her hands and feet together, and as a finishing touch I'd duct tape her mouth shut. I would then dump a pot of hot water on her. I'd barricade the front door and windows so she can't get in.

Amelia Perkins
Amelia Perkins

This is why you hire from Care.com NOT Craigslist! They require back ground checks at Care

oaco42
oaco42 User

Could they put the house up for sale (arbitrarily) and force all tenants to move out in 60 days (or whatever the law says) - and isn't she only a tenant while she has the job?  I imagine if it were that easy it would have been done so I assume the law needs to be looked at.  In the meantime just make this ladies life a living hell, change the locks - does she have any proof or evidence that she is a tenant?

Kyle Corea
Kyle Corea

California . The land of fruits and nuts .

Margaret Mae Hill
Margaret Mae Hill

"Dashing through the house, get the crap out of way. Out of the door you go, not ever coming to stay." I sing it to her.

Jay Flow
Jay Flow

They should find an annoying family member

Roger Theman
Roger Theman

Sure, lets just negatively percive everything in life, and what do we get? a Kurt Gabuya. I am looking at judge shows for their benefiits not their contradictions. You want to sit and be the "wow he is smart" guy and point out the flaws. Congrats for pointing out the obvious. What prize, in you opinion, do you desrve for such a master piece of knowledge? (sarcastic.. gtfo idiot)

Kurt Gabuya
Kurt Gabuya

seriously what are you on? you cant get a college degree watching tv. how does watching 100 hours of dumbasses argue make you a winner, and like i said even if the law protects her doesnt mean it should...this country i swear is full of retards...oh and i see you like to quote but i never actually said "i dont watch that shit"

Brian Rotan
Brian Rotan

I hired her? But she has'nt showed up for work!

Michael-Huang-96
Michael-Huang-96 User

I have tried to find roommates from Craigslist. Trust me don't do it. Alejandro Sanchez you are a closet gay liar. Sean Wilson, you are a poser black thug who steals. John Hentges you are a professional con-man and thief with an amazing ability to be a hypocrite.

Daman Rai
Daman Rai

I would make her life hell on earth she would be begging to leave

Durbinator
Durbinator User

Go to the basement or craw space and cut the power and ventilation to that room... she'll be gone in less than a week.

Jeff-Luebke-532
Jeff-Luebke-532

@Durbinator And lock up the washer/dryer, and anything else that makes it convenient for her to live there..lol