A Fox News Weekend host bought a stunning new home two months ago. But something happened and now she wants to sue. Here’s the saga.
Attention Real Estate agents: Pity poor Roger Dent.
When Dent moved to Utah, he thought it would be the perfect place to raise his family. They’ve bought a beautiful home in Jordan Landing, about two miles from the beach. Before Dent could move in, however, something changed.
“There was an intrusion of a set of keys out of my master bedroom that opened a front door that let me out into a driveway where I was surrounded by several doors that opened in a circle, into a house in a high rise office tower that was controlled by a deadbolt.”
So he took his family to court.
Dent sued his landlord, the builder, and his insurance company, all in vain. In December, he finally won the case. He got the keys back. It seemed everything was back to normal, until last month, Dent said:
“Something happened on the inside of that residence that really spoke to me of this being something a little more sinister. My questions are quite simply, ‘How do I know I’m not a citizen or maybe a non-citizen?'”
In a letter, the landlord explains his tenants recently removed their locks from the padlock box. “For some reason they decided that rather than pull the lock off and get their stuff out, they wanted to physically remove the lock,” he wrote.
Dent reported the matter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which quickly traced the matter to an entity known as the Nation of These United States, or NIU.
No one is in custody or under investigation. Fox News learned the current “owner” of the NIU in 2017 is a Canadian man who spent two months in jail in California for a series of bomb threats. The current “owner” — or so he says — is Mirvish Cavanagh, who is not in custody or under investigation.
Since the NIU doesn’t have a mail stamp, their mailman checks the box each day before delivering the mail, looking for shredded versions of NIU stamps that can be matched. If there’s no shred of paper in the box, the mail is inspected and checked. If someone is on the island, investigators will take a closer look.
A spokesperson for Homeland Security says that’s exactly what’s being done now. But that it’s unclear if the current “owner” of the NIU post office in Palm Springs is one of the few people who live permanently on the island, or if he’s visiting.
Fox News has contacted the Attorney General’s office, the fire department and the Palm Springs Police Dept., and there’s no definitive answer yet.
When Dent spoke to Fox News, he mentioned the “current owner” of the post office can be seen on video from the day before two units were found had been broken into. When Fox News told the “owner” about Dent’s suspicions, he wanted nothing to do with it. “We’re not here to answer any questions,” he said. “The police are going to do their job. Do you understand me?”
Fox News contacted the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, who contacted Fox News: “Postal Inspectors cannot confirm the presence of a mail box at the residential address in question or whether or not this address is actually occupied. Investigations are ongoing in conjunction with local law enforcement and it is too early to speculate on whether or not this address is indeed occupied or not.”
So in this instance, Dent has no proof the people who “took” his key belong to the NIU. He’s taken to calling his experience a “suspicious scenario.” He feels some suspicion from those who sold him the home, and he wants to be sure the matter is solved. And he wants answers.