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Complaint: Man Tries to Claim Home on Behalf of Allah

Suspect wakes up New Berlin homeowners Sunday morning and informs them he's claiming the house as his own, then drives off on a bicycle, according to criminal complaint.

A 28-year-old Milwaukee man is facing charges in after he allegedly went to a New Berlin home, woke up the family and told them he was claiming the house “on behalf of Allah” Sunday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, at 7:14 a.m. Sunday, Makhonjwa Mashoba rang the doorbell of a home in the 5700 block of South Dunvegan and waited on the porch until someone came to the door. When a man living at the residence came to the door, he found Mashoba with his back to him and arms extended, saying “he was taking over the house in the name of Allah” and that “this was Ted Woods house and the house was now his.”

The man then slammed the door on Mashoba and called the cops. Mashoba then walked around aimlessly on the front yard of the home until he got onto a bicycle and left, the complaint states.

Police found Mashoba near Barton Road and Mill Creek Trail several minutes later and arrested him. Mashoba refused to cooperate with the officer, who was only able to find his name after searching a Bible he had on him at the time of the arrest.

Mashoba told police he’s a vagrant of sorts and lives under a bridge. Police discovered he also has pending charge in Milwaukee County for another incident occurring there on Aug. 26.  

Mike Talin September 08, 2011 at 08:23 PM
It is so sad that some many mentally ill people have to live on the street without having the medications which could in many cases allow them to lead a somewhat normal life. Thanks to NAMI , St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Inc.and other people who assist our mentally ill persons.
MessHall September 11, 2011 at 01:12 AM
Sounds like this guy is getting ready to run for Office ..given what we're seeing lately , he'd fit right in !
John Bray September 12, 2011 at 09:59 PM
Wisconsin Governor Mashoba. . .kinda has a good ring to it.

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