Man living on roof after home 'too littered' to live indoors

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HOUSTON - A South Houston man was forced to live on top of his home after his house became too littered to live indoors.

According to neighbors, the man has been living inside a makeshift structure he built on his roof for more than a year.

City officials said in the past decade the man received numerous warnings about the trash and debris around his home on Klondike Street. He's even served jail time for not complying, officials said.

But this week, city crews executed a warrant to clean up the mess after fire inspectors deemed the home a safety hazard.

The outside cleanup is expected to take at least three days. When that's complete, a lien will be placed on the property to pay for the extensive cleanup.

Officials told Local 2 that abatements of this magnitude are usually only done a handful of times each year.

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