A homeless man has been charged with property destruction after police discovered a 15-foot-deep cave they say he dug in a public park.
Yosue Joel Rios, 25, was arrested Sunday after police in Fairfax, Virginia found a man-made cave in Van Dyck Park. The painstakingly created home about 200 yards behind the headquarters of the City of Fairfax Police Department headquarters was discovered about 4:10 p.m. by people walking through the woods. The entrance was covered with plywood and leaves, police said.
"I haven't seen anything like it," police spokeswoman Sgt. Natalie Hinesley said.
Video shot by police shows steep steps leading to a split-level home of sorts. On one end of the cavern was a bedroom; on the other was a sunken living room. Inside, officers found books and papers that looked like homework assignments.
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What Mr. Rios did is called "making improvements", not "destruction". This man was taking care of himself, but now We The People have to pay to incarcerate him.
The 7+ billion humans on this planet need a place to live and a way to live. Telling them "it's someone else's property" and putting them in jail is rapidly becoming BS.