HOUSTON - (KPRC/CNN) - A dispute between a doctor and her husband has a neighborhood up in arms, and police trying to keep the peace. The husband has been forced to live on his front yard for six months.
Sharafat Khan has been sleeping outside his million-dollar home on and off for six months. His fragile state is what has neighbors in his upscale community so worried.
"He's wearing the same clothing, it's dirty, he has no bathroom facilities, no shoes," said neighbor Debbie Scoggins.
Neighbor Laurel Stout is also concerned.
"The weather is starting to get colder," she said. "He's very frail. He can't even walk."
Khan said the feud with his wife of 32 years has been going on "maybe going on six years." He said he won't file for divorce because he needs money.
He said his wife, who is a doctor, kicked him out. She took away his keys and won't let him in. There are signs posted all over the place instructing people not to feed him or help him.
"She doesn't want me to have any sort of comfort," he said.
Khan said it's simple - he owns this home and half of everything inside. He said he doesn't feel he should leave and claims his wife won't file for divorce because she doesn't want to give up half her fortune.
Police here say they have been called to the residence as many as 30 times in the last six months.
Now, neighbors are getting involved, desperate to help the man who is essentially homeless but who owns half of this mansion.
"Just hoping that we can find help for him." Scoggins said. "Allowing this to continue is not in the best interest of anyone."