Parents have their homeless son, 56, arrested after he refused to leave their property in a retirement village called Florida’s Friendliest Hometown
- Gerald Clement Reddy, 56, was arrested Friday and charged with trespassing
- Police said Reddy had shown up at his parents home, uninvited earlier in the day
- They allegedly told him to leave and that they’d have him arrested if he returned
- Reddy, who’d said he was homeless, went back to their home at about 7.30pm
Gerald Clement Reddy, 56, was arrested for trespassing after his parents called police on him when he wouldn’t leave their home
A couple living in the Florida’s ‘Friendliest Hometown’ had their homeless son arrested for trespassing after he refused to leave their property.
Police said Gerald Clement Reddy, 56, was arrested by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at about 7.30pm Friday at his parents’ home in The Villages, Florida.
According to an arrest report, obtained by Villages-News, Reddy’s parents said their son had shown up at their residence claiming he was homeless and had ‘nowhere else to go.’
Reddy’s parents allegedly shooed him away, telling him that he would be arrested if he returned to their home, which is located in a retirement village that bills itself as ‘Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.’
It’s unclear what time Reddy left the home initially, but when returned at about 7.30pm that same night, he was arrested by local police.
Police said Reddy showed up uninvited at his parents’ home in The Villages retirement community (pictured) Friday, claiming to be homeless with ‘nowhere else to go’
The newspaper reported that Reddy is currently on felony probation, stemming from a conviction on his fourth drunk driving arrest, which happened earlier in 2019 in Palm Beach County, Florida, about a three-hour drive away from his parents’ home.
The Orlando Sentinel reported court records showing that Reddy has a 2016 felony charge from a drunk driving incident.
Sumter County Detention Center records indicate that Reddy was charged with trespassing and probation violation and is being held without bond.