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Unwanted Tampa house guests tell their side of the story

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Suzanne Keller-Becker says she invited her old friend, Erisan Seibert, to stay with her in her Tampa home for a few days while she got back on her feet.

But a few days later, Becker says things changed. Seibert's boyfriend, Kyle Cooke, a convicted felon, showed up and wanted to stay, too.

Becker says she agreed but said they had to be out soon. But Becker says they ended up saying they had established residency and weren't leaving without an eviction.

Becker says they ate her food and used her water and slept on the living room floor. Not even the police could make them leave.

The couple moved out after 8 On Your Side got involved.

Our story originally aired on Monday and hit a nerve with the community. Since then, Cooke and Seibert have come forward to tell their side of the story. They say their living arrangement did become a nightmare, but they say they weren't squatters.

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