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Freemen On The Land Is Not So Free After All

As reported earlier this weekend, Andreas Pirelli (a.k.a. Andreas Antonacci) was arrested and removed from Rebekah Caverhil’s duplex after a being ordered to evict the premises by the court of the Queen’s bench in Calgary. Since he didn’t leave, in the early hours of Saturday morning, the police took him into custody  – not only because he didn’t leave when we was supposed to – but also because of some pesky outstanding arrest warrants in Quebec. Interesting development to say the least. You might be asking yourself what those outstanding arrest warrants were over. Well…let’s see.

Oh Hello. I'd ask you to come know...this is an embassy.
Oh Hello. I’d ask you to come in…but…you know…this is an embassy.

The Huffington Post and Calgary Sun reported what the laundry list of accused crimes he faces in Quebec.  That didn’t stop Ms. Malouf from talking to the Globe and Mail about the ordeal with the world’s best tenant.

In 2007 – Pirelli (Antonacci) moved into a unit that Ms. Malouf owned under the guise of “housesitting” for a friend. Ms. Malouf took pity on him, and allowed him to stay with the understanding that he’d be paying the rent. Sure enough – as the housesitting arrangement came to a close, Antonacci declared that residence an embassy and proceeded to tell Ms. Malouf that she had no rights and was incapable of removing him from the unit. In other words – he did this exact thing to this poor lady. One small detail to note though – at some point during this heated exchange between Malouf and Pirelli/Antonacci – he allegedly threw her down a flight of stairs, breaking her pelvis, arm, leg, and ankle. Antonacci, who had pleaded not guilty, stopped showing up during his 2010 trial and a warrant was issued for his arrest. As such – there was never an opportunity to rule on Ms. Malouf’s allegations. Considering Ms. Caverhill’s ordeal has been brewing for 2 years like a bad craft beer, it’s safe to assume the reason Antonacci never showed up for his court dates was because he changed his name to “Pirelli” and skidaddled to Calgary (cue the Benny Hill music).

Lawyer Guillaume Langlois, a Montreal defence attorney, confirmed he’s still the lawyer in a pending file involving Mr. Antonacci, but he said he hasn’t spoken to his client since he stopped going to court.

“I’m still in the file, but he’s under a warrant, I think,” Mr. Langlois said Wednesday. “It’s been a long time since I’ve spoken to him.”

Well…let’s hope they get acquainted again.


Author: Chris Saracino

Chris is a co-founder of Renting Well and heads up our marketing and communication efforts. He's also the landlord of two buildings and 8 units in Ottawa, Ontario.

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