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?
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