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When Robert Corwin, a digital artist, arrived at his condo in West Town Chicago after a long flight from California, he was shocked to find a strange couple sleeping in his bed.
Corwin travels a lot for his job and spends half of his time at his house on the Pacific Coast and the other half of his time at his condo in the Windy City, according to CBS.
While Corwin was under the impression that his Chicago condo was under the supervision of his roommate, he was shocked when he came home to find a hookah resting on his dining room table, his liquor supply gone and a strange couple snuggled up in his bed. Corwin felt extremely uncomfortable with the oddness of the situation and told CBS correspondent Mike Parker:
“Your imagination goes crazy. What’s been going on? It could be everything from orgies to to drugs.”
Corwin immediately kicked out the intruders, but not before they told him that his condo was put up for rent on Airbnb.
Corwin did some research on the Airbnb website and soon discovered that his roommate had sublet his apartment without his permission.
Although Corwin had his roommate exterminated from the lease, he wanted someone to be held accountable for the invasion of his home. When he contacted Airbnb, they told him:
“Airbnb does not own, operate, manage or control accommodations, nor do we verify private contract terms or arbitrate complaints from third parties.”
However, Airbnb released another statement after Corwin’s story went viral saying that Corwin’s condo was taken off their site and a company investigation was taking place.