A 90-year-old WWII Navy veteran has been evicted from the place he’s called home for the last 60 years in Buffalo, N.Y.
According to Military.com, Johnnie Hodges was carried out on a stretcher on Thursday after an almost two-hour standoff that began when a U.S. marshal and Buffalo police showed up to evict him. The veteran was transported for mental health evaluation by VA Western New York Health Care System.
"They're going to have to take me -- I'm not leaving," he reportedly told a family member who was at the home when Hodges was taken away.
Four years ago, Hodges defaulted on a loan handled by M&T Bank. He had spent most of his money caring for his wife, who had Alzheimer’s disease, amassing $73,000 in debt. Several local residents tried to help, especially after reading of Hodges’ plight in a local newspaper.