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The high life! Homeless person is found camped on TOP of a California Amtrak station after a witness saw someone lower a bike from the roof

A homeless encampment was found on the roof of a California Amtrak station on Thursday.

According to authorities, witnesses reported seeing someone lower a bicycle from the roof of the Antioch Amtrak station.

The Antioch Police Department shared three photos of the encampment on Facebook, which showed a concrete cylinder with a blue and yellow tent inside as well as a ladder and other indiscernible items.

 In the Facebook post, the department wrote that it was determined the campsite set up on the roof was unsafe.


'Officer [Tom] Lenderman determined someone had set up an unsafe camp on the roof,' the department wrote on Thursday.   

'Public Works offered to put Officer Lenderman in a boom truck and put him on the roof. Due to safety concerns, the camp had to be immediately abated.' 

Police described the camp's inhabitant as a 'transient subject', but did not determine how long he or she had been living up on the roof.

The Antioch Police Department also wrote that: 'Homelessness is not a crime and we try to get our homeless citizens into services so they can have a stable environment.' 




A January 2017 survey taken by The National Alliance to End Homelessness found that approximately 553,742 people experience homelessness on a given night in the US. 

About 34 percent of those people have lived or were living in a place not meant for human habitation. 
California, a state with one of the highest rates of homelessness, reported the largest increases in unsheltered homelessness and chronically homeless people in the survey.

According to the Los Angeles Times, homelessness in California increased by 14 percent from 2017 to 2018 and more than 130,000 are affected in The Golden State, which represents a quarter of the US's homeless population. 

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