Police arrest man for camping in stranger's yard

April 27, 2002

Ryan Carter

MAGNOLIA PARK -- A 24-year-old Burbank transient was arrested on

suspicion of trespassing after residents of a home found him setting up

camp in their backyard.

Leonel Gomez was found hiding in a corner of the yard Tuesday in the

400 block of North Glenwood Place, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said.

A 28-year-old resident of the home said he was alerted to the intruder


after hearing a dog bark and glass shattering in a nearby alley, Taylor


"This is very unusual," Taylor said. "We normally don't find people

packing things in a person's backyard."

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