|Published:||Feb 11, 2014 6:13 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 11, 2014 10:34 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla - Several registered sex offenders are no longer living in the woods off Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard near Trailhead Park.
They had until Tuesday to pack up and move out.
"I'm pretty sure they know they have to leave."
Fort Myers Police didn't know what to expect, as they headed half a mile into the woods off Linear Trail. Just last week they told at least six homeless men, several of them sex offenders, they had to leave, because they were trespassing on private property.
"You have to understand, this is their home, now one likes to be kicked out of their home," said Sergeant Sean Hoover.
Our trip didn't find any men, just some of their belongings left behind.
"Obvious from today we got the homeless people out, they aren't here any longer. There may be signs of it, to us, we think it's a success," said Hoover.
Sergeant Hoover says they could be back, "Yeah, they'll come back, they'll come back for their stuff, tents."
But has a message for those concerned.
"Listen Trailhead Park is safe, there's nothing to be worried about," said Hoover.
Unfortunately, the police say it is now the landowner's responsibility to clean up the mess.
** Homeless outreach did accompany police last week to offer the men options for housing.
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