Man Takes Over Family's New Home, Says Law Can't Stop Him Because He's Sovereign

Joel Fedd claimed that the half-million-dollar residence was his because he is an indigenous Moorish American.

Suwanee, GA – A squatter who moved into a $500,000 home before its new owners arrived claimed he had the right to do so because he is an indigenous Moorish American.

“Bro, who gonna come tell me I can’t take it? Who gonna take it from me?” Joel Fedd said in a video he made while on the property. “We are the law of the land. We are the landlords. We are Moors.”

Moors are an offshoot of the sovereign citizen movement who believe that black people have special rights because of a 1780s treaty with Morocco and that black people are indigenous to the Americas.

The gunman who ambushed and shot six Baton Rouge law enforcement officers in 2016 was involved with the Moorish sovereign movement.

Fedd, 33, explained that he went to look at the home to see if he, as an indigenous person, wanted to seize it as his own.

“This is illegal,” Fedd declared in the video, as he pointed at the for-sale sign in front of the home. “Once you see that, that means, hey – you want it? It’s yours.”

“I want it,” he added. “It’s mine.”

Fedd explained that he was putting the real estate company “on notice” that it was “committing fraud,” and that the Moors are the only people who can have “any rights or claims to the land.”

“I’m about to start the process on reclaiming the land,” he said in the video.

Establishing that the property is vacant is a key first step, Fedd explained.

“Of course, we’re just going to walk right in,” he said, as he opened a barred gate to the backyard area. “’Cause it is our land.”

Although the home itself was locked, Fedd excitedly pointed out a “point of entry” in a ground-floor window, at said it was “really why” he came over to the property in the first place.

“That guy right there can be removed very easily,” he said, pointing at a window air conditioner.

After walking around the half-million-dollar home, Fedd ultimately decided that the property was his, and referred to the residence as a “little starter” home.

“Yeah man, I’m goin’ ahead put my claims on it,” he declared. “Y’all can keep paying rent. Y’all can think this a game. Y’all can think we’re just cappin’, but real talk – we’re takin’ the land back.”

Fedd explained that once he changed the locks, the home would officially become his.

“They can do a rebuttal. They can even call the police. But guess what? They’re policy enforcers. They don’t have no standing in law,” he claimed. “On top of all that, this is a civil matter.”

Fedd posted the video to Facebook on Dec. 16.

He began moving into the property in the days that followed, neighbors told WSB.

Fedd allegedly became belligerent when area residents questioned him, they told the news outlet.

"He had pulled all the blinds down and put private property and no trespassing [signs up]," resident Jack Campbell explained. "I called the guy, and what was his response? "He was belligerent: 'This is my house under this law and this law.'"

The new owners went to the home, but couldn’t get in because Fedd had already changed the locks.

"They had to change the locks," Campbell told WSB. "He came back and changed the locks again and they had to change them again."

Gwinnett County police, who described the incident as a “sovereign citizen” case, responded to the Settles Brook Court home and arrested Fedd for making false statements and criminal trespass.

The home’s new owners have regained control of the property, and are now moving in, neighbors said.

You can watch cell phone footage of Fedd at the residence in the video below:

Comments (53)
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LEO030
LEO030

Why do some people believe they aren't required to work to get nice things? Must be related to @Hi_estComnDenomn.

Dependabilityfirst
Dependabilityfirst

Should have just shot and killed him, what a waste of oxygen.

Systemsgoddess
Systemsgoddess

This sovereign citizen shit needs to stop before someone gets killed.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

He can "own" some nice 3'X3' space in a local penitentiary.

Bluesupporter
Bluesupporter

Because spineless politicians have created laws so that tax payer support them all of their lives and spineless citizens have caved into it.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Here's a great reason you don't put "FOR SALE" signs up.....

budp
budp

I'd be armed to the teeth and have buku security systems because this looney tune will probably be back.

jbp1952
jbp1952

.45 ACP, because sometime old, slow and fat will get the job done!

Sandman4x4
Sandman4x4

yup, it's very unfortunate how the law coddles squatters is some areas! especially when the home is unoccupied for any length of time. I had a friend return from a 3-week vacation, only to return home to a couple that had ”moved in”, when he called the police and they came the dam SOB POS had the audacity to have already draw up a fraudulent lease, showed a copy of it to the police that all they could do is tell the real homeowner, my friend its a civil matter and had to bring them to court to evict them! as you bet they knew how to scam the law! they ended up with a cash settlement out of court to get out, leaving behind damage and most of the copper missing! the ordeal ended up costing him $25,000! that homeowners would not cover!

rc8888
rc8888

$500,000 home? In the LA area that house would be $5 million

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

He needs to check his Black Race Privilege.

xenonman
xenonman

If they're Moroccan citizens, maybe they should all be deported back there?

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

LOL So he thinks no one can remove him.. Woops! Someone did.. LOL

xenonman
xenonman

He definitely has good taste in his real estate desires!

xenonman
xenonman

If he likes gated communities so much, I hope that he ends up in one run by the State of GA !

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

OMG I wish that would of been my home and I had found his nasty ass in it!!

Propolice
Propolice

Should’ve been shot on sight! That would put an end to this crap!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Liberalism at it's best.......put this guy in a padded room somewhere safe please.

This whole "sovereign citizen movement " is a crock of crap and needs to be stopped, before it gets even more out of hand.

1141smp
1141smp

What a lazy demented loser.

K9ndn
K9ndn

Why isn’t he in jail? He has been warned multiple times to stay away and has been arrested on this. They need to have a person live in it and if he breaks in charge him with burglary 1 or make my day law.

JoJoB
JoJoB

Typical SAVAGE !!!!!!!! GIVE ME, GIVE ME, GIVE ME.

wmc50
wmc50

@jbp1952 Triple tap his stupid ass and call it in. Stupid prick.

pixiepup
pixiepup

He’s not sovereign, just plain nuts!

RCK
RCK

Resolve the matter. One way or another. WIth him above ground and behind bars ... or underground with te worms.

junkmansj
junkmansj

Go find your local biker bar, $500.00 goes a long way

Dale Torrey
Dale Torrey

Castle doctrine?

2bears
2bears

Should have shot the bastard, problem solved !

2bears
2bears

I'm for the latter of the two !

Kevcali
Kevcali

Something good is in that vape!

glenn8576
glenn8576

The man is a complete fucking idiot! This is theft, pure and simple!

KorbanDallas
KorbanDallas

First of all Moors were NEVER indigenous in America. Second, he must prove his origin and if he is Moorish then he must prove he came to America legally - or be deported.

Lt Retired OCPD
Lt Retired OCPD

TEEN??? Wow hate to see him at 40.We will know where to find him though...prison for sure.

nonnycop
nonnycop

"Moor" is a term used in Medieval Europe. A moor is a Muslim from Africa.

MMcGregor
MMcGregor

Give him a double dose of mase, and top it with a taser!! Then throw his stupid ass in a solitary confinement cell!! He doesn't deserve a damned thing!! Muslims think they are above all law except Sharia law - and they write that to suit themselves - as men can do what they want and the women and children suffer!!

jaxholley
jaxholley

Want the guy out? Make a donation to your local union and ask for some help moving in?

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

say hello to my friends Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

“Bro, who gonna come tell me I can’t take it? Who gonna take it from me?”

He looks and sounds just like someone who couldn't pay for the electric bill on a half million dollar home let alone everything else even if they gave it to him.

There should be a special bullet for guys like this. One labeled "here it come bro." An eviction notice wrapped in a copper jacket.

Indigenous people indeed.

mosmo5
mosmo5

I have the Perfect Solution for this! I will come help him "Move In" and bring my Mom who was born in 1932 and we actually have Seminole and Cheyenne in our bloodline. My Mom would BEAT HIM INTO A COMA with her Cane just for using the Stupid as F! Word "Nigger" and I would "Introduce him to my 40# Sledgehammer and my Steel Toed Brahmas Then I'd go take him and his compadres out on a "Fishing Trip" in a Gator Filled Swamp and have them "Go Swimming!" =PROBLEM SOLVED

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

What i would do, and i would be within my right, would be to sneak in in the middle of the night , with an assocoate or 2, while masked, tase him, take his phone , duct tape him, and transport him somewhere. Change the locks and move some stuff in.

CL KID
CL KID

How do these mental giants manage to get up and dressed without help?

ShadowWarriorsMonkey
ShadowWarriorsMonkey

This shitbag can’t spell indigenous Moors... 😏