When your house gets evacuated due to a wildfire, you never expect to arrive home to find someone else had been living in your space.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to this Ventura County family.
The residence was evacuated due to the recent Thomas Fire; when one of the family members went back to check on the home, they found a man, who has since been identified as Andre Green, had been living there.
Green got spooked, police said, and he ran to a car and drove off. When officers pulled him over they found a bunch of stolen property inside the vehicle. Not only did he ransack the house in search of valuables, it appears as if he made himself comfortable while he was doing it! Law enforcement officials believe he may have been in the home for a few days.
Green was arrested without incident and has since been booked into the Ventura County Main Jail on burglary charges.
Original article: Man arrested for burglarizing and squatting in evacuated home