The man whose houseboat was seized by the city after the floating residence overstayed its welcome on a spit of land that juts out into the Halifax River, showed up at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday night and threatened to sue.
Robert McGary, whose houseboat became stranded on the small sandy plot of land last October after a storm pushed it there, said he will sue Police Chief Mark Barker and City Manager Jim McCroskey because his home was stolen from him “unlawfully.”
The 52-foot, 60,000-pound houseboat was pulled off the small island on Feb. 9 after McGary could not pay to have it towed. McGary had been living on the vessel.
The city said McGary can have his home back if he pays the salvage and storage fees incurred by the city…. read more