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You Think The ‘Nanny From Hell’ Overstayed Her Welcome…

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

Maybe you’ve heard about the infamous “Nanny from hell.” After she quit working, the family who hired her fired her. And yet, she refuses to leave.

That’s what you get for finding your nanny on Craigslist…

In any event, this whole incident reminds me of another scary houseguest who refused to leave: Charles Manson.

It’s a little-known fact that the “Manson Family” actually moved into the home of Beach Boys star Dennis Wilson. At first, it was all sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but Wilson eventually became so freaked out by Charlie that he came up with a rather unique way of getting rid of him:

[R]ather than confront the group he simply moved out of his own house where the group had been living with him. Legend has it that Manson gave Wilson’s housekeeper a single bullet intended as a threat. [CBS Local Media]

It’s an extreme measure, but when all else fails, it’s sometimes wise to abandon ship. At least, Wilson, who died in 1983, probably made the right move. And this 64-year old nanny sounds at least as dangerous as Manson…