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Police Arrest 38-Year-Old Squatter Found Living in a Naples Condemned Home

Police in Naples, Florida arrested a man who was allegedly squatting in an abandoned and condemned home.

The homeowner of the property contacted the police after she noticed someone had broken into her vacant house. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered that 38-year-old Kevin Martin had moved into the home and was living there without permission. He also reportedly took possession of several items inside the residence, such as furniture, appliances, and clothing.

When questioned by authorities, Martin admitted to breaking into the house with a crowbar but denied stealing anything from it. According to reports, he claimed he’d been homeless for some time and simply wanted a place to stay warm during cold weather nights.

Martin was subsequently taken into custody on charges including burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and criminal mischief. He is being held in Collier County Jail awaiting trial where he faces up to 15 years imprisonment if convicted of all his charges.

Squatting is becoming increasingly common across many parts of America due to rising homelessness rates caused by poverty, unemployment or lack of affordable housing options available for those unable to afford market rate rent prices or mortgages on homes or apartments.. This case serves as yet another reminder that people should take measures necessary to protect their properties from potential trespassers looking for shelter from harsh conditions outdoors during winter months or throughout year round periods when temperatures can become extremely hot or unbearably cold outside depending on location within certain states across country .

It is important to note that squatting is illegal in all fifty states and punishable by law. If someone finds themselves in the unfortunate position of being homeless, seeking out assistance from local homeless shelters or charities should be the first course of action rather than resorting to breaking into another person’s property as this could result serious consequences including jail time depending on severity of charges brought against them.


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