Christina and Mark Rotondo were in court: Reuters
A New York couple have won their legal battle to evict their 30-year-old son from home after he refused to leave.
During a hearing at the state's highest court in Syracuse, a judge praised Michael Rotondo's legal research, but ordered him to leave the house anyway, reports BBC.
Justice Donald Greenwood told the son his bid to remain in his parent's home another six months was "outrageous".
But Mr Rotondo, who legally represented himself, said it was the eviction notice that was outrageous.
"I don't see why they can't just, you know, wait a little bit for me to leave the house," Mr Rotondo argued, as his parents looked on, sitting with their lawyer.
Sporting long hair and a beard, Mr Rotondo argued that six months was "a reasonable amount of time for someone who has been depending on persons for support".
The smiling judge urged him to speak to his parents, and to voluntarily leave the house, but Mr Rotondo refused.
"I want you out of that household," Judge Greenwood told him, according to ABC News.