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Man Caught Living Inside Town Of New Canaan Building Due To Be Demolished, Police Say

Timothy Camper, 55
Timothy Camper, 55 Photo Credit: New Canaan Police

A man is facing charges after he was found to be living in a building in New Canaan that was scheduled to be demolished, police say.

New Canaan Police were dispatched to the Mead Park Brick Barn on the report of someone inside of the building with a flashlight.

The building, which is owned by the Town of New Canaan, is abandoned and closed to the public. Police say there is a sign on the outside that states that the building will soon be demolished.

Upon further investigation, officers determined that all exterior doors were locked. They subsequently gave a verbal warning instructing anybody inside the building to come out.

At this point, 55-year-old Timothy Camper exited the building through the front door.

A search of the building showed a non-working toilet with human waste, a makeshift bed, bags of food, garbage and cigarette butts.

Camper told police that he had been residing in the building for about a month.

Camper was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing. He was unable to post his $250 bond and is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, March 14.

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