Michael Rotondo reached his breaking point on Friday, and it was all over a box of Legos. The 30-year-old man has been making headlines in recent weeks after his parents sued him for refusing to move out of their home. A local judge sided with Rotondo's parents on the eviction ruling.
On June 1, just before leaving his parent's home for good, Rotondo called the police because his father would not let him retrieve his 8-year-old son's Legos from the basement. The Post Standard of Syracuse reported that Rotondo's father would not allow Michael back in the house when he returned to retrieve the toys, and instead insisted on getting the items himself.
The Legos were reportedly retrieved after the police arrived.
The 30-year-old moved out of his parent's home in Camillus, New York, on Friday around 9:30 am, just hours before his court-ordered deadline.
Syracuse.com reports that Rotondo had some "false starts" before leaving. He initially left around 8 AM, but returned at 9:30 to pick up some remaining belongings. He then spoke to reporters, and "after a brief interview, in which he said his parents —who were home—had said goodbye 'more or less,' he jumped in his creaky car and took off for good."
Rotondo has said he is relieved to leave his parent's home, despite trying to buy himself six more months in the house in court.
Watch the video of Rotondo packing his things below:
People have flocked to Twitter to write their opinions on Rotondo and the lawsuit, most of which err on the negative side.
This whole Michael Rotondo thing gives me a headache. He lost custody of his son, he chose not to get a job, he chose to remain at his parents’ house, etc. Isn’t this everything conservatives rail against when it’s non-Whites? Yet no outrage. Wonder what’s different.— Michael Olguin (@ThatGuy1600) June 2, 2018
The job market is so hot even Michael Rotondo is going back to work.— Dan Proft (@DanProft) June 1, 2018
#MichaelRotondo continues to prove he is a total dirtbag loser How is the Mother of his child suppose to support a child on $56 per week? But the most bizarre part of this story is the picture of his friends helping him. What moron would call him a friend? https://t.co/fWmR88oDxL— Moonbatsfor (@Moonbatsfor) June 2, 2018
So that bum #MichaelRotondo is now evicted from his parents home. But not before he called the cops on his dad because he claims his dad wouldn't let him get some Legos that belong to his son. This story is sad, pathetic, and funny at the same time. That's what happens when you— DConner89 (@TaureanReign) June 2, 2018
Others are supporting Rotondo and even trying to help him raise money:
Feel so bad that the parents enabled their son to be codependent on them. The parents tried to have it both ways, and it didn’t work. It’s the parents fault, that they produced a clinging son. Praying for the family, and the child’s own future, that #MichaelRotondo has. https://t.co/NDaBHM9haL— Jeanie (@jeanieh91) June 2, 2018