A mother of six who has been squatting in an empty mansion for a week with her boyfriend and at least two of her children has been arrested. She tried to claim that the mansion, which is worth $3.2 million and sits on four acres, belonged to her and her group, which is called the "Moorish American Nationals." The group -- according to them anyway -- was given the mansion by divine law. Unfortunately for them, authorities that exist here on Earth disagreed that "Allah, the Most High, Creator of the Heavens and Earth" granted them rights to the mansion and the SWAT team moved in and evacuated them. Nice try, y'all!
The mother of six, Tabitha Gentry, filed paperwork in Memphis, Tennessee, saying that the foreclosed 10,000-square-foot mansion with a pool belonged to her and her group because of their "indigenous ancestry." How convenient that they just happen to inherit such a nice abode!
The Moorish American Nationals, which claims Gentry, her boyfriend, Darrin Fleming, Gentry's children, and probably no one else in the entire universe as members, believe that the laws of the country don't apply to them. When Gentry was stopped for a traffic violation last year, she presented the officer with a "sovereign citizen identification card." She still got the ticket.
In all seriousness, it sounds like Gentry has some serious mental issues, and since she has six kids ranging in age from 11 years to 14 months, it's no laughing matter. In fact, two of them were reportedly with Gentry in the mansion -- and it was concern by other family members for the safety of them that led to the SWAT team storming the place with guns.
The two children have been placed with relatives. Gentry's family says she used to be a top student and basketball star until Fleming entered her life -- and then she got all caught up in the non-existent Moorish movement, which advocates for "love, truth, peace, freedom, and justice."
And mansions for all. Of course. Next time, Gentry might want to try bagging a Florida home.
What do you think of this group?