The Corpus Christi Police Department's Enduro Bike Unit is charged with getting in and out of areas that a regular police officer can't.
That motorcycle unit came across a huge homeless camp right off of Leopard Street Thursday afternoon; a camp that they hadn't really noticed until now.
Enduro Bike officers Billy Browning and Jeff Davis to look for anyone who might be drinking, doing drugs or anything else illegal in the downtown area. Then, they got the call from another member of their unit, who spotted the illegal camp.
A group of homeless men had set up their squatters home behind an old bar on Leopard. There were mattresses and everything they needed to live the outdoor life.
"Basically, it's an abandoned property, and these guys, if they can find any kind of shelter, it's hidden pretty well," Browning said.
Code Enforcement Officers were called in to take a look at the property. They took pictures and will report any and all violations to the property owner, who will then have to answer the charges in court.
As for the homeless men, they were told to move on and to not come back.
The members of the Enduro Bike Unit said right now, they have a zero tolerance for any nonsense taking place downtown.
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