If you’re fascinated by HOARDERS . . . which I’m guessing you are, since EVERYONE’S fascinated by hoarders . . . you’re going to want to check this out. In East San Jose, California, a local ABC station is on a MISSION to help one extreme hoarder. How extreme? He’s hoarded so much stuff that it completely fills his yard, and you can actually see the mess on a Google Maps satellite photo. The guy’s name is Richard Baker. He’s 58, and apparently he’s been collecting stuff at his house for 40 YEARS. His neighbors describe him as eccentric and volatile. Finally the ABC affiliate stepped in and started making calls, and the city is working to get him some help. The fire marshal declared the scene unsafe, so cleanup is starting and will supposedly take two months. And Richard is getting treatment for his mental health issues.
(ABC 7 – San Francisco)