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.