Homeless man makes himself at home on luxury boat

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jun 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 21:37:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - One property owner in El Cerrito has a warning about a squatter - of a different sort.

Three days ago, Carlos Ramirez had his 40-foot luxury boat towed from a storage facility to his backyard to be restored.

On Thursday morning, his mechanic climbed onto the boat and found a man - in his 20s - sleeping in the cabin.

Bags of food were found nearby, along with a still-locked safe removed from a cabinet, marked with fingerprints.

According to Ramirez, the man was told to leave and did so.

Ramirez says neighbors' frustrations continue to grow, after a significant increase in the homeless about six months ago.