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Homeless vagrant takes up residency on Los Angeles homeowner’s PORCH and refuses to leave – as woman who lives there alone claims cops have done nothing to help protect her

  • Shacola Thompson, a Van Nuys homeowner, is terrified for her life after the police have ignored her pleas to help remove a homeless man from her porch 
  • The unidentified homeless man has become a regular uninvited guest that has slept multiple times on Thompson’s porch
  • At first, the man told police he lived at the home but Thompson later debunked this claim to the police 
  • One video shows the man being put into handcuffs by police and it is unclear if he has since returned 

A Los Angeles homeowner who is housing an uninvited homeless man on her porch is concerned for her safety after the police have ‘done nothing’ to remove him.

Shacola Thompson, a resident of Van Nuys, said the homeless man has nestled up on her patio furniture about ten times this month.

Thompson first noticed unusual activity outside her home when she found graffiti on her porch near Hazeltine Avenue and Sherman Way. She was able to take a peek at her front door camera and saw the unidentified man lounging on her outdoor couch.

‘He came to my house yesterday morning and tried to break in,’ Thompson told ABC 7. ‘I’m concerned about my safety.’

‘He could come in,’ she later added. ‘He could harm me. He could bogart his way into my house. It’s not fair.’

Footage from Thompson’s front door captured several times the police arrived to confront the man.

‘He told police yesterday that he lives here, and he does not live here,’ Thompson explained.

‘I just feel like they’re not taking this serious,’ Thompson said. ‘They’re not taking my safety seriously. I live here. I’m alone.’

The Los Angeles Police Department told DailyMail.com the homeless man was questioned and released. 

An uninvited homeless man is continuously showing up to a woman’s Van Nuys home to sleep despite her pleas to police to intervene 

Shacola Thompson, a resident of Van Nuys, said the homeless man has nestled up on her patio furniture about ten times this month

Shacola Thompson, a resident of Van Nuys, said the homeless man has nestled up on her patio furniture about ten times this month

Thomas first spotted the man on her porch when she was leaving for work at 8am earlier this month

Thomas first spotted the man on her porch when she was leaving for work at 8am earlier this month

The man has become a regular dweller at Thompson's home and has refused to leave

The man has become a regular dweller at Thompson’s home and has refused to leave

He leaves behind his trash as he comes and goes

He leaves behind his trash as he comes and goes 

Thompson first noticed the man standing on her porch when she was leaving for work one day around 8am.

She pleaded with the police to help her and refused she knew the man that keeps showing up at her front door.

‘Do you know this individual,’ an officer previously asked Thompson through the camera.

‘I do not know him. I do not know this individual. He’s been poking around here. This is the second time I have to call log him. He tagged my wall.’

In one of the videos, the man is seen being approached by police and then placed into handcuffs.

‘Stand up, let’s go,’ an officer can be heard telling the man as he sits on the patio furniture with trash beside him.

It is unclear if the man has returned since.

In one of the videos, the man is seen being approached by police. Startled he proceeded to get up at an officer's demand

In one of the videos, the man is seen being approached by police. Startled he proceeded to get up at an officer’s demand

Thompson’s fear of the homeless man stems from what he is potentially capable of doing. 

Earlier this year, surveillance footage captured the moment a homeless man in Los Angeles forced a young woman into a residential garage where he ‘nearly raped her’ before she was able to escape.

Just 20 minutes later, the suspect tried to force his way into another woman’s apartment but fled when she screamed, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

In the first incident, surveillance footage, first obtained by ABC 7, captured the man gripping the woman by her arm as they walked through the West Hollywood neighborhood, where homes sell for an average of $1.5million each.

He then pulled her inside the garage of a stranger’s home at the 800 block of North Vista Street near Melrose Avenue around 12.30 pm.

Moments later, the woman is seen racing out of the garage to her freedom. She then ran to get help.

The unidentified man can then be seen walking back out of the garage.

In surveillance footage of the incident, the man can be seen gripping the first woman by her arm and pulling her inside the garage at the 800 block of North Vista Street near Melrose Avenue around 12.30 pm

In surveillance footage of the incident, the man can be seen gripping the first woman by her arm and pulling her inside the garage at the 800 block of North Vista Street near Melrose Avenue around 12.30 pm

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