Posted: Feb 22, 2013 4:12 PM by Andrew Ellison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 22, 2013 6:43 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Police say an old auction house right next to Evans Elementary School has become a hangout for transients. Witnesses even say they've seen people having sex in the space underneath the building.
So, this morning, officers spray painted no trespassing signs on the building.
Police say while no one appears to have broken into the building, it's clear that people were living on the property and underneath the building, as evidenced by all the trash and make-shift beds.
Officer Isaac Rodriguez told us they contacted the owner and got his permission to actually spray paint the no trespassing signs on the building, something police recommend.
"The spray paint is a lot harder for the transients to get rid of. The other signs, they can pull them down, they can do whatever, you know, throw them away," he says.
Police say with those signs spray painted on the building, they can now arrest anybody they catch on the property.
They could be charged with criminal trespassing and would likely end up in jail.
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