May 27, 1996 in Nation/World

Church Squatter Arrested Second Time


A church squatter told to leave by the congregation was arrested a second time Sunday after returning to the corner of the church lawn where he said God wanted him to live.

Jim Dunn, who had been arrested Friday and released Saturday by someone who anonymously posted his $220 bail, was arrested early Sunday for trespassing and jailed again.

Dunn started living on the lawn of First Congregational Church more than a year ago. He lived in a makeshift tent, accompanied by his dog and used rest rooms at nearby gas stations. The congregation voted on May 16 to ask him to leave.

The dog was still at the pound on Sunday.

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