Landlord rents room on Facebook and ends up in jail weeks later
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) - A 38-year-old woman who rented out a room in her home via Facebook has been arrested for burglary, grand theft and felony criminal mischief.
According to the report, a renter, Janmichael Staub, messaged Jennifer Boothe on Facebook and agreed to pay her $100 a week and take care of the yard to live in Boothe’s home.
The report states the renter paid $200 in advance on May 9 and purchased a weed eater which the landlord, Boothe, agreed to put toward rent.
On May 16, officers responded to the residence for an unknown issue, the report states.
Deputies advised her then, the report states, if she wanted Staub to leave, he must be legally evicted.
On May 18, the renter left the home, locked the bedroom door from the inside, and told Boothe via text message he was moving out May 23, according to the report.
On May 20, Staub returned to the home and found his belongings on the front porch and called police, the report stated.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department responded saw several items broken or damaged, the report stated.
According to the report, Staub also reported $750 was missing.
According to the report, “Boothe entered the room she had not been granted access to maliciously destroy property of another, and in doing so also stole $750.”