Squatter reportedly living in Tony Gwynn’s foreclosed home in Poway

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POWAY, Calif. – The foreclosed home of the late MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn reportedly has a squatter living in it.

The $2.3 million Poway home foreclosed in June and neighbors have since reported seeing at least one man frequenting the residence, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

Neighbors told authorities that a person loaded barrels into the garage, sparking rumors of a possible methamphetamine lab. However, officials have not confirmed any criminal activity at this point in their investigation.

The sheriff's department confirms it has made contact with a man at the home, who claims he’s paid $24,000 to live there for a year. Because there hasn’t been anyone from the property management company to dispute that claim in person, the department says its hands are tied for the time being.

A lieutenant tells FOX 5 the property management company is now aware a man they consider to be a squatter is living there and have started a civil litigation process to evict him. The sheriff’s department says if a court-ordered eviction is granted, they can then step in and serve that notice.

Neighbors encountered while working on this story said they had no comment.

An aerial view of the neighborhood where the late MLB great Tony Gwynn lived in San Diego.

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