Skip to comments.Man sues city over seizure of house with underground shelter
Posted on 05/09/2012 9:13:13 AM PDT by Kartographer
Two years ago today, Joe Del Rio was awakened to find city officials at the door of his lifelong home in East Austin, demanding entry. Before it was over, the Police Department's SWAT team and the Fire Department had been deployed, and Del Rio said he was detained and questioned for about 10 hours because of what officials called a multilevel bunker-like space under the house with suspicious and unusual materials.
After the city billed Del Rio in April for about $90,000 in repairs it said were critical to make the home on Canterbury Street safe, Del Rio sued the City of Austin last week for what his lawyers say was a heavy-handed and unconstitutional seizure of his property without compensation.
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I want my neighbors to be prepared. This guy’s crime is jealousy from scum sucking leaches it seems.
Pays to keep your mouth SHUT!
Security is all about what your enemy doesn’t know.
It also pays to pay attention to property lines.
Apparently this guy dug under his neighbour’s yard and that’s probably how the city found out.
Superficially, I want to see what pretrial discovery turns up.
“...collection of about a dozen firearms...”
At least they called it a collection and not an arsenal.
Looks like another massive governmental over-reach. Par for the course these days.
Kind of hard to hide all your preparedness from neighbors;they will somewhat rightfully be suspicious of concealed digging.
If someone had noticed or reported John Wayne Gacy and a few others odd excavating there might have been less unsolved murders.
Spunds like most husbands...I can do it myself.
Those pics are useless, Pancake on a bunny head kind of bullshit. He went straight down?
I’d rather take my chances with the S hitting the F topside than to hide out in that... *shelter*. Yuck.
Hope that standard of shelter construction isn’t par for the course for serious preppers.
Yep looking for reasons because they didn't really have one to start with.
Crimaliens do this under our border ...and get in less trouble for it.
[ It also pays to pay attention to property lines.
Apparently this guy dug under his neighbours yard and thats probably how the city found out. ]
Then it should be between him and his neighbor with the government arresting him/ fining him on behalf of his neighbor, not as a function of the government into itself.
But, at the source, there is a time line.
Apparently this has been an on-going issue since 2008. It wasn't a sudden thing.
Not that I'm all that crazy about forcing people to get permits to work on their houses, either. As long as they're not creating a public nuisance, who cares?
Undercutting a neighbor’s house is pretty screwed up.
Really. I would rather go and live out in the woods.
Maybe he told the neighbor to go pound sand?????. If a neighbor was going this on my property and did not stop after beig told to I would be calling the authorities also.
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