Man who claimed Dallas home for $16 told to leave

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ROANOKE, Texas (AP) ? A man who gained notoriety for claiming he could live in a $340,000 suburban Dallas house for $16 has vacated the home following a judge’s order.

Kenneth Robinson had filed an “affidavit of adverse possession” giving him the right to live in the empty foreclosed home in Flower Mound. He also became a kind of local celebrity, speaking to law school students and creating a website, http://16dollarhouse.com , about his experience.

But Denton County Justice of the Peace J.W. Hand ruled Monday that lienholder Bank of America can force the 51-year-old Robinson out. The bank foreclosed on the house last month.

Robinson says he moved out early Monday morning, ending what he calls a “huge learning experience.”

Prosecutors also are cracking down on others seeking to emulate Robinson.