Jessica Garrison
The Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2009

The out-of-work actor standing in the driveway assured the officers that the family that used to live in the foreclosed house was long gone.

[efoods]But the Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were taking no chances. A few days earlier, one of their colleagues had been attacked by a pit bull while carrying out an eviction in Lancaster. (And a few days later, a Riverside man was arrested for rigging what looked like pipe bombs outside his foreclosed home.)

Deputies Anthony Munoz and Robert Cohen took out their flashlights and entered the West Covina house defensively. It is the Sheriff Department’s job to carry out court-ordered evictions throughout the county by checking each room of a foreclosed home, then signing it over to a bank representative.

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