Scott Merrell, also known as the Rowayton Cowboy, was arrested Tuesday as he protested his eviction from his home. The city seized the multimillion-dollar home at Wilson Point after Merrell did not pay more than $110,000 in property taxes.
The home was sold at auction more than a year ago because of the tax situation.
Merrell has repeatedly claimed the city overvalued his home and that he should not have to pay.
There was a lot of coverage in this publicity effort, but if you lose in more than one legal venue, what is the point of all this?
Tax appeals are a growing phenomenon as housing markets decline and municipalities need revenue.