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[Taxing Patience] Rowayton Cowboy Evicted

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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.

‘Rowayton Cowboy’ faces Tuesday eviction [Stamford Advocate] [2]
Police Take Rowayton Cowboy Into Custody [NBC Connecticut] [3]
The Rowayton Cowboy, Scott Merrell is in police custody [The Hour] [4]

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 [5] as housing markets decline and municipalities need revenue.