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Business parking lot turned into homeless camp

Posted at 7:01 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 22:02:19-04
Our viewers let us know about a strange homeless camp right outside of a popular furniture store.
There is enough furniture out by the dump behind the Aaron's at Sahara and Nellis to make a living room.
Viewers tell us homeless people stay back there every day. 13 Action News crews did not see any Friday, but there was plenty of evidence (in the form of clothes and food) that people had been staying there recently.
Vandals tagged the garbage dumps, the building, and the Aaron's trucks out front. The manager said they paint over the graffiti, only to have them tag again.
13 Action News went into the Aaron's and spoke with the manager. He insisted they are not the ones dumping the furniture, and said he has seen other people do it.
A spokesman for Clark County said there are about 7,500 homeless people living in the county.
They said about 650 of them sleep in camps every night. The county will be sending their homeless outreach group out to this camp to see if they can convince some of them to access homeless services.
 Police said there is nothing they can do about the dumping, that it is a job for code enforcement.