Toms River Haunted House Case To Be Heard On People’s Court
The case of renters breaking their lease on a Toms River house because the believe it is haunted will be heard on Wednesday’s People’s Court.
Josue Chinchilla and Michele Callan told the Asbury Park Press back in May they were forced out of the three bedroom ranch on Lowell Avenue after a week because of mysterious creaking doors, and, flickering lights, footsteps and whispering.
The couple and a teenage daughter checked into a hotel to live and told the landlord, orthodontist Dr. Richard Lopez, they want their $2250 security deposit back as they want out of the home.
Lopez refused and the couple filed suit. Lopez filed his own suit for breaking their one-year lease and calls the whole thing a rouse to cover for financial troubles over the $1500-a-month rent. He had rented out the home over the past 10 years and says no one has complained once about ghosts.
Both sides agreed to have their case heard by Judge Marilyn Milian. The case was heard last spring and will air at 3PM on Fox 5 in New York and at 4PM on CW Philly (Channel 57) in Philadelphia.