Video: The curious case of Mrs. Doubtimfired continues

posted at 4:01 pm on June 30, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Here’s a weird kind of palate-cleanser for a day filled with legal argument and outrage, as well as a cautionary tale for people who hire live-in nannies for their kids. The Bracamontes hired Diane Stretton to care for their children, trading services in part for room and board. When the 64-year-old woman ended up refusing to work, the Bracamontes told Stretton to leave. She refused to do that, too, claiming that she was a tenant and that the Bracamontes had to go through the legal process of eviction — and a court agreed. Stretton’s been there for a few weeks now, smiling and threatening to sue the Bracamontes if they try to push her out. The Bracamontes can’t leave the house either, afraid that Stretton will change the locks on them.

ABC now reports that Stretton may agree to leave by the end of the week, with a particular emphasis on may:


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Does she have a case? CNN says … yes:

Stretton has disappeared since the case went viral, as CNN notes, and that brings us to the moral of this cautionary tale — be sure to do some research before hiring a live-in nanny. Had the Bracamontes dug a little deeper into Stretton’s past, they would have discovered this:

CNN discovered that Stretton is on the California’s Vexatious Litigant List, a list of people who continually bring legal action, regardless of merit, against others with the sole intention of harassment. CNN found dozens of lawsuits filed by Stretton in California over the years.

“Bottom line, seriously do some research first,” the CNN host advises. Indeed.

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Dead rats + loud music + water pipe problems

Assembly required.

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Hiring a little old lady to nanny your kids – good

Getting into a spat with her over anything – not so good

Not knowing who she really is – priceless.

platypus on June 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM

With any luck the viral nature of the story will mean that at least this will be the number one Google result on this wretched person’s name for the hopefully brief remainder of her time among us. Not that she doesn’t likely have plenty of aliases too, but that’s yet another reason one should hire a legit background check company before letting someone move into your home much less care for your kids.

SoRight on June 30, 2014 at 4:06 PM

We really need a law that says loser pays in lawsuits.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 30, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Evictions process from a private residence should be no more complicated that “GTF out of my house and don’t come back”

Of course, this is California we are talking about, and I suppose the idea of removing all the food from the house and not bringing any in, thus forcing her to LEAVE to get food on her own, changing the locks and leaving her crap at the curb would be a crime?

ConstantineXI on June 30, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Why didn’t Hobby Lobby offer nanny services?

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Ya gets what ya asks for when ya gets yer nanny from the Craig’s List, ya cheap ba$tards.

tree hugging sister on June 30, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Wow, what chutzpah…

OmahaConservative on June 30, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Always, always do a basic investigation / background check before hiring someone.

Athos on June 30, 2014 at 4:09 PM

We really need a law that says loser pays in lawsuits.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 30, 2014 at 4:06 PM

I don’t like that, because some are legit, but afraid of the courts rulings.

But judges need to be more active in these cases that are “harassment” type cases.

The judges can rule for the “loser” to pay for court costs if they feel it was frivolous.

right2bright on June 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Two words – “Pacific Heights”. A 1990 movie that should scare anyone thinking about renting a room in the tenant paradise of California. A chilling tale of law-fare and how someone that knows the process can take advantage of it. Spoiler alert – it doesn’t end well for the homeowners.

skoot65 on June 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

So, which hotair troll is she?

gwelf on June 30, 2014 at 4:11 PM

…what is there a story about bluegill?

JugEarsButtHurt on June 30, 2014 at 4:11 PM

What are 1000 judges at the bottom of the ocean?

The judge who ruled that they had to evict her is the lowest kind of subhuman scum. He forced them to keep an obvious predator in their home. There is no excuse for that. Not ever.

fadetogray on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

CNN discovered that Stretton is on the California’s Vexatious Litigant List, a list of people who continually bring legal action, regardless of merit, against others with the sole intention of harassment. CNN found dozens of lawsuits filed by Stretton in California over the years.

Anyone who doesn’t check something like this before hiring anyone for any job is a fool.

Yes, it might be technically “illegal” to disqualify an applicant for this reason, but unless you put it in writing you can’t be held to account for it.

True story, had someone apply for an internship, a non US Citizen (obviously) claiming to be from the nation of palestine. No way in hades would I hire one of those…

For one thing he lied on his application, no such nation exists.

ConstantineXI on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

So, which hotair troll is she?

gwelf on June 30, 2014 at 4:11 PM

bluegill.

JugEarsButtHurt on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I think I’ve seen the old bat deriving around town in a prius with a obama sticker on the bumper.

What a ridiculous ruling.

HumpBot Salvation on June 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Obama set for press conference on this at 6pm.

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 4:14 PM

CNN discovered that Stretton is on the California’s Vexatious Litigant List, a list of people who continually bring legal action, regardless of merit, against others with the sole intention of harassment. CNN found dozens of lawsuits filed by Stretton in California over the years.

We hired a bartender just like that once when we lived in New England. Man was that ever a huge mistake. Cost us big $$$ and no end of grief to make her never come back. I will never make that mistake again.

Johnnyreb on June 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM

We really need a law that says loser pays in lawsuits.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 30, 2014 at 4:06 PM

We sure do. Yes, some people would get screwed if this were to be the rule. But it wouldn’t compare to the amount of crap that happens now without loser pays.

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 4:16 PM

I think I’ve seen the old bat deriving around town in a prius with a obama sticker on the bumper.

What a ridiculous ruling.

HumpBot Salvation on June 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Forget it HBS, its California.

Where almost all judicial ruling are ridiculous, or if not, then they are usually overturned by a higher court on appeal.

hawkeye54 on June 30, 2014 at 4:16 PM

I wonder if they changed the locks while she was gone?

Cindy Munford on June 30, 2014 at 4:17 PM

CNN discovered that Stretton is on the California’s Vexatious Litigant List, a list of people who continually bring legal action, regardless of merit, against others with the sole intention of harassment. CNN found dozens of lawsuits filed by Stretton in California over the years.

…funny that CNN can discover so much…so fast…and can’t find out shit… about ‘fake scandals’!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 30, 2014 at 4:17 PM

We really need a law that says loser pays in lawsuits.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 30, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Trial lawyers would never go for this. Half of them would go out of business.

Deckard BR on June 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Evictions process from a private residence should be no more complicated that “GTF out of my house and don’t come back”

Of course, this is California we are talking about, and I suppose the idea of removing all the food from the house and not bringing any in, thus forcing her to LEAVE to get food on her own, changing the locks and leaving her crap at the curb would be a crime?

ConstantineXI on June 30, 2014 at 4:07 PM

I’m wondering why the guy didn’t just throw grannies’ stuff in the street on collection day and why he just didn’t drag her out of the house. Liberalism has a price and electing liberals is just plain stupid. I must admit that I do enjoy watching liberals suffer from their self-inflicted wounds.

cajunpatriot on June 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Hehe Go look at the law in Arkansas. You can evict in 10 days. If tenant doesnt leave within the 10 days, the police will arrest the tenant and the tenant will face a 500 dollar fine and 90 days in jail for the crime of failure to vacate.

Dragoro on June 30, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Mrs. Doubtimfired

…ok!…that…is funny!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 30, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Vexatious Litigant

Good band name.

Midas on June 30, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Where is AllahP today, of all days?

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I’m wondering why the guy didn’t just throw grannies’ stuff in the street on collection day and why he just didn’t drag her out of the house. Liberalism has a price and electing liberals is just plain stupid. I must admit that I do enjoy watching liberals suffer from their self-inflicted wounds.

cajunpatriot on June 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

I do as well. It’s always entertaining when a “sensitive, feeling liberal” gets hoisted on their own petard. It’s always easy to be charitable and compassionate with other people’s money and homes, another thing entirely when it’s your own.

ConstantineXI on June 30, 2014 at 4:21 PM

I can’t tell if there are more shameless a-holes in this country than ever or if we just hear more about them than we used to with the expanded media.

It seems like this country has been overrun.

AScott on June 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM

What are 1000 judges at the bottom of the ocean?

fadetogray on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Water pollution?

Oldnuke on June 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Trial lawyers would never go for this. Half of them would go out of business.

Deckard BR on June 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

How about a law that grants every American access to a trial lawyer that defines where trial lawyers can practice, as well as what fees they can charge?

Call it the Affordable LawyerCare Act.

(at least there would be SOME Constitutional basis for it, since the Bill of Rights does guarantee access to an attorney!)

ConstantineXI on June 30, 2014 at 4:23 PM

OT….seems O hasn’t had enough face time today. He’s coming out momentarily to announce his pic for VA Secretary.

CoffeeLover on June 30, 2014 at 4:24 PM

What are 1000 judges at the bottom of the ocean?

fadetogray on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

A good start?

ConstantineXI on June 30, 2014 at 4:24 PM

This story doesn’t tell us just how viciously stupid landlord/tenant law really is in California. It isn’t just people who have ‘established residency’ by paying you to be in your house that are able to force you to go through an extended eviction process. It is also anyone you’ve just let crash in your home for too long, like a week.

The Big Lie is that this is “tenant friendly” law. It is not. It is predator ‘tenant’ friendly law. It actually comes out of the pockets of good tenants over the long run as landlords become more reluctant to let people in.

And then the bleeding hearts cry about the poor becoming poorer because the ‘haves’ are so mean.

fadetogray on June 30, 2014 at 4:25 PM

What are 1000 judges at the bottom of the ocean?

fadetogray on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Toxic waste

hawkeye54 on June 30, 2014 at 4:25 PM

“I don’t know where she is, officer. She just muttered something about life being too short, then walked out the door. I haven’t seen her since.”

xblade on June 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM

This story is a bit more complex.

Not taking her side at all, just telling – they don’t pay her a dime. They made the arrangement that she’ll live/eat there for taking care of their kids and other house chores. She has no place to go and had told them so, and they were fine.

She has no right to be there but there are no angels in this story.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

What are 1000 judges at the bottom of the ocean?

fadetogray on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Dung

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

The parents must not be very inventive, I’d need only a day or two and the squatter would vacate my house so fast she would leave her shadow behind.

Bishop on June 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Liz Warren is a nanny???

vilebody on June 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Two words – “Pacific Heights”. A 1990 movie that should scare anyone thinking about renting a room in the tenant paradise of California. A chilling tale of law-fare and how someone that knows the process can take advantage of it. Spoiler alert – it doesn’t end well for the homeowners.

skoot65 on June 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

House Of Sand And Fog was a beautiful movie too !

burrata on June 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Dead rats + loud music + water pipe problems

Assembly required.

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Hmmm, not bad but how about 3/4″ plywood securely fastened over the room’s window(s) electricity killed to the room, cell phone removed door locked from the outside and a closet full of snakes. Live snakes. Live rattlesnakes.

Oldnuke on June 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM

So, which hotair troll is she?

gwelf on June 30, 2014 at 4:11 PM

…bluegill.

JugEarsButtHurt on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

My first thought was, lourdes.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Have the lights, phone and water shut off. Let her pay for it.
If she’s a tenant she should be able to show a rental agreement.
Why is everyone becoming so flaccid?
Why is everything becoming so stupid?

vityas on June 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Why is everyone becoming so flaccid?
Why is everything becoming so stupid?

vityas on June 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

California tenent laws.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

This story is a bit more complex.

Not taking her side at all, just telling – they don’t pay her a dime. They made the arrangement that she’ll live/eat there for taking care of their kids and other house chores. She has no place to go and had told them so, and they were fine.

She has no right to be there but there are no angels in this story.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

I am surprised such an arrangement is even legal in the People’s Democratic Republic of California.

Then again most of the elites in that state have illegals for nannies…

ConstantineXI on June 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Then again most of the elites in that state have illegals for nannies…

ConstantineXI on June 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Applies to the US, where elites love slave labor and child trade, sometimes for sex, then blame you for being a “racist” and an illiberal and hating children.

This can’t be made up in the best/worst of fiction.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Bet she is a registered Demorat.

and card carrying member of OWS

txdoc on June 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

I wonder if they changed the locks while she was gone?

Cindy Munford on June 30, 2014 at 4:17 PM

They’re no longer allowed to.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Well what prevents a “friend” from just plopping himself down on your couch and saying “I’m not leaving?”

The same judges who allow this garbage would never tolerate it in their houses.

JellyToast on June 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Soon you’ll be forced to take in a kid who crossed the Southern border, illegally.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:41 PM

“I don’t know where she is, officer. She just muttered something about life being too short, then walked out the door. I haven’t seen her since.”
xblade on June 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Since I left to go deep sea fishing….

Doyle Hargrave on June 30, 2014 at 4:42 PM

This thread reminds me of Obama… It just refuses to go quietly into that good night, even when it is long dead…

oscarwilde on June 30, 2014 at 4:42 PM

What are 1000 judges at the bottom of the ocean?

fadetogray on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Dung

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Schade, love you the death man, but sometime you’re just so slow… no 1000 lawyer’s at the bottom of the ocean is not dung (dung is actually good as fertilizer) but it is on the other hand a good start…

oscarwilde on June 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Who is stupid enough to hire someone off Craigslist. This woman has been a grifter all her life It shouldn’t be hard to find that out.

crankyoldlady on June 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Soon you’ll be forced to take in a kid who crossed the Southern border, illegally.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Did you see the mutt muncher come out to bark for amnesty for the invading disease bombs ?

burrata on June 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Who is stupid enough to hire someone off Craigslist. This woman has been a grifter all her life It shouldn’t be hard to find that out.

crankyoldlady on June 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Some people are too trusting of strangers. I don’t quite get it, either. =)

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

oscarwilde on June 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

After the hagfish finish with them they will be dung. Bring the dung to the surface and it will be fertilizer.

The circle of life, and bluegills gets to finally make a decent contribution.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Who is stupid enough to hire someone off Craigslist.

crankyoldlady on June 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Somebody too cheap to do a background check before giving their children over.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM

We hired a bartender just like that once when we lived in New England.

Johnnyreb on June 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM

You had a live-in bartender?!? Dude!!!

GWB on June 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Have the lights, phone and water shut off. Let her pay for it.
If she’s a tenant she should be able to show a rental agreement.

vityas on June 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

You may be a good conservative but a very poor landlord-tenant legal advisor. Based on NJ law – and I can only assume that Commiformia is even worse – shutting utilities off is a perfect step to finding yourself out of your own house. If a progressive black-robed numbnut said that the squatting pig is a tenant it instantly entitles her to working utilities, unrestricted access to bathroom, fridge and stove, privacy rights in her room, and full eviction process. Failing to provide either exposes the “landlord” to hefty penalties (that may quickly accumulate into thousands) and even charges of criminal negligence.

Rix on June 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM

oscarwilde on June 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Just meant that the stupid plankton banks will eat…

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Schade, love you the death man, but sometime you’re just so slow… no 1000 lawyer’s at the bottom of the ocean is not dung (dung is actually good as fertilizer) but it is on the other hand a good start…

oscarwilde on June 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

“Whatever their other contributions to society, lawyers could be an important source of protein.” (c)

Rix on June 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

If you rent to anyone in The People’s Republik of Kalifornia – you’re an idiot!

GarandFan on June 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

When justice can no longer be administered publicly, it will begin to be administered privately.

Just wait, it’s coming.

Tom Servo on June 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Blimey!

ooonaughtykitty on June 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Not taking her side at all, just telling –

The agreement was Room & Board for Nanny services. After while she stopped providing the Nanny services. Why should she be able to stay?

SpudmanWP on June 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Scumbags abound. Good luck finding a new place to live.

John the Libertarian on June 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

The agreement was Room & Board for Nanny services. After while she stopped providing the Nanny services. Why should she be able to stay?

SpudmanWP on June 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

I hope your question is not addressed to me. I never advocated for her “to stay”.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM

What are 1000 judges at the bottom of the ocean?

fadetogray on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Sleeping with the rest of the sharks.

Flange on June 30, 2014 at 5:01 PM

What are 1000 judges at the bottom of the ocean?

fadetogray on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I knew that the correct answer is “a good start”, but I thought that was for lawyers.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I hope your question is not addressed to me

Nope, Just telling :)

SpudmanWP on June 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Nope, Just telling :)

SpudmanWP on June 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Good :)

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

“Bottom line, seriously do some research first,” the CNN host advises.

Oh, the irony of a CNN anchor saying this to anybody else.

alchemist19 on June 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

I hope your question is not addressed to me. I never advocated for her “to stay”.

When you said:

She has no right to be there but there are no angels in this story.

That implies heavily that the homeowners were doing something wrong which they were not.

SpudmanWP on June 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

That implies heavily that the homeowners were doing something wrong which they were not.

SpudmanWP on June 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

They did a lot of things wrong. Both legally and in their common sense.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

CNN discovered that Stretton is on the California’s Vexatious Litigant List

Yet they couldn’t vett the blockhead currently occupying 1600 Penn…

hillsoftx on June 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Who is stupid enough to hire someone off Craigslist. This woman has been a grifter all her life It shouldn’t be hard to find that out.

crankyoldlady on June 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Grifters come in all colors, but predominately the color of Democrat!
She told them she didn’t gave another place to stay? They should have driven her to the nearest homeless shelter. Problem solved.

Bakokitty on June 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM

CNN discovered that Stretton is on the California’s Vexatious Litigant List

so what list is the guy that has pushed 13 cases to unanimous supreme court rejections on?

DanMan on June 30, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Should have been… ” didn’t have another place to stay”.

Bakokitty on June 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

First of all, the family was looking for a nanny on Craigslist, as mentioned. Not that there aren’t legit people looking for positions on Craigslist, but a lot of Craigslist is shady.

Secondly, I’m imagining that somehow the family, again wanting to be cheap, said “Hey, you nanny our kids, do some chores, we’ll give you room and board”. They probably figured that if there is nothing on paper – no contract, no wages, they get around doing the tax work for domestic work, don’t have to adhere to any laws CA may have about nannies hours, etc. Apparently they were also so cheap, they didn’t bother to do a background check either.

Now nanny stops working and refuses to move out, and the family wants all the sympathy. I’m sorry, but I think the judge here is right – if you have no contract, she’s not your employee, she needs to be evicted through a process.

But I’m just mean like that.

Katja on June 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM

I hope this family has the brains to know that they had better pay income tax and Social Security tax based on the fair value of her ‘services’. You just know she would report them for not paying her taxes.

meci on June 30, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Now nanny stops working and refuses to move out, and the family wants all the sympathy. I’m sorry, but I think the judge here is right – if you have no contract, she’s not your employee, she needs to be evicted through a process.

But I’m just mean like that.

Katja on June 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM

On what basis is the judge right? She’s an unwelcome leech trying to game the system. She should have been thrown out.

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

She should have been thrown out.

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

The home owners would be arrested for assault and most likely successfully sued by the scammer.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 5:27 PM

The home owners would be arrested for assault and most likely successfully sued by the scammer.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I’m saying that the judge made a stupid decision, and should have had her thrown out.

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I really can’t muster up a whole lot of sympathy for people who think they need a live-in nanny to help raise their kids.

Also, California is very generous to “tenants” in the law. I wouldn’t suggest that the deadbeat Doubtfire try this tactic in the South.

Happy Nomad on June 30, 2014 at 5:34 PM

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 5:31 PM

The judge is enforcing laws passed by the state of California.

Have y’all not been paying attention to the rash of squatting cases around the country?

Or the way Westboro Baptist Church makes its money?

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 5:38 PM

The judge is enforcing laws passed by the state of California.

Have y’all not been paying attention to the rash of squatting cases around the country?

Or the way Westboro Baptist Church makes its money?

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Judges have wide discretion. Judges have been known to make mistakes, and blatantly ignore the law and common sense.

I think he made a bad ruling, based upon the law and other factors. There is no need to try to argue with me about my opinion, because it isn’t going to change my mind. I’ll just continue to think you’re wrong. =)

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I’ll just continue to think you’re wrong. =)

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 5:43 PM

That’s fine. Don’t ever become a landlord. Especially in a tenant friendly state like California.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM

That’s fine. Don’t ever become a landlord. Especially in a tenant friendly state like California.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM

That is not bad advice. =)

If I ever did become a landlord, in any state, I wouldn’t make the mistake that the family did. I would make sure I had a good understanding of the law first. I don’t trust strangers.

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

The Bracamontes hired Diane Stretton to care for their children, trading services in part for room and board. When the 64-year-old woman ended up refusing to work, the Bracamontes told Stretton to leave.

Why doesn’t the Bracamontes have Diane Stretton arrested for child neglect or child endangerment. If she was hired to provide child care and did not thus the criminal charges for each child.

meci on June 30, 2014 at 5:54 PM

I don’t trust strangers.

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Bingo!

Treat every person walking through your door as a vampire.

They invited this woman into their home trading labor for rent. With no written agreement.

I bought my first rental property in 1984 and have had a few bad experiences. In a state that is not as tenant friendly as California.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Does anything good from Craigslist? If I were going to hire someone, especially someone to move into my home and be a caretaker of my children, I would NEVER go to Craigslist for it. And, one piece of legal advice – verbal contracts are not worth the paper they are written on.

evie1949 on June 30, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Shoot her!

redware on June 30, 2014 at 7:06 PM

This is a hilarious video that is really on topic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ckv_Dz-Sio

Zuwie on June 30, 2014 at 7:33 PM

If this were me, There is no way I’m leaving this nut case alone in the house with my wife and kids and since the area where they live just outside of LA is a relatively short drive to a vast open desert, I might just handle this pretty close to the same way Walter White would have.

Wallythedog on June 30, 2014 at 7:52 PM

‘Single white female’ springs to mind. There aren’t any nuts out there, are there? Just some misunderstood whatevers. Right?

DemetriusPhalerum on June 30, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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