As if we needed any further proof that the real estate market is completely obscene, two New Jersey real estate agents were caught literally screwing over a homeowner, according to a lawsuit filed in Passaic County. Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan, both real estate agents for Coldwell Banker (until they were dismissed over their alleged sexcapades), are accused of using a client's home for at least ten trysts—some of which were caught on a security camera in the client's bedroom, the lawsuit alleges.
The lawsuit, filed by homeowners Richard and Sandra Weiner (yep), alleges that Lindsay not only made a duplicate key to the house, but he also "intentionally listed the house above market value to avoid Realtor traffic in the home while he and Phelan carried on their trysts." According to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by NJ.com, the house was a major turn-on for Lindsay and Phelan:
"On Dec. 27, 2011, the security cameras in the Weiners’ home captured Lindsay entering the Weiners’ home at 12:49 p.m. and he was dressed casually. At 12:51 p.m., the security cameras show that Phelan entered the Weiners’ home and Phelan and Lindsay kissed and hugged in the kitchen. The security cameras further show that at 1:02 p.m., Lindsay and Phelan entered the master bedroom, undressed and proceeded to have sex on the Weiners’ bed... A while later, the security cameras show Lindsay and Phelan getting dressed.
"All visits were for sexual encounters. The last visit to the house by Lindsay and Phelan was on Jan. 23, 2012. Sandra Weiner happened to be checking the video cameras feed at the time and saw strange people in the house with what she thought were flashlights. The house was dark at the time. The Weiners called the local police, who then went to the house.
"The police opened the door to the house and found Lindsay pulling up his pants... Lindsay lied to police by telling them that he was there to prepare the house for an open house. … Instead, Lindsay and Phelan were at the house to have sex."
Open house indeed. The homeowners are reportedly "seeking compensatory damages for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, trespass of land and other civil counts." The Weiners' lawsuit contends that "Lindsay and Phelan, through Lindsay’s illegal and dishonest acts, used the Weiners’ home as their play pad to have sexual relations in the Weiners’ bedroom, among other places in the home." And you thought NYC real estate brokers were fucking crazy, amirite?