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Home attracts attention for paint job but then neighbors find out homeowner is housing underage teens
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Cherie Gozon
09.07.22

It is always good to be mindful of your neighborhood.

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Unsplash - Michael Tuszynski

Look around if there’s something that suddenly changed and looked very suspicious. It’s not being nosy; it’s merely being observant and alert for anything that might harm the entire community.

Disturbing Oceanside

The peaceful neighborhood of Oceanside, California, was disturbed by this house. At first, they noticed the horrible paint job of the house’s exterior. They said it was an eyesore because it was full of graffiti and other drawings on them were quite disturbing.

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YouTube Screenshot - CSB 8 San Diego

This Creekside Estates home was being rented by Angelo Pamintuan. Angelo, who goes by the name “AP,” was responsible for the exterior painting of the house.

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YouTube Screenshot - CSB 8 San Diego

What other people would refer to as an eyesore, AP referred to it as “art.” He said he had a calling that made him convert his house into a “church for artists.”

Outside Looking In

While the exterior was not to their taste, what alarmed the neighborhood the most was the number of minors staying in the house.

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YouTube Screenshot - CSB 8 San Diego

“God spoke to me and said, ‘you got a whole freaking house. Let ’em stay there’!” he told CBS 8. “I knew I am not going to close my door to these kids.”

There were around 20 kids who stayed in the house. Some of them were strays and homeless, and most of them were underage. Little was known of what went on inside the house, which alerted the neighbors because they worried about the children’s welfare.

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YouTube Screenshot - CSB 8 San Diego

A furious mother arrived on the scene to fetch her daughter and had a confrontation with AP.
She was furious about how an adult stranger would let her minor daughter inside his house and not let her come home. While AP tried to talk to her, she refused to listen to whatever he had to say and insisted on taking her daughter home.

What the authorities have done so far

CBS 8 reached out to District 2 Council Member Christopher Rodriguez.

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“Top priority is what is happening behind closed doors from my perspective,” said Rodriguez in an interview with CBS 8.

He also assured the residents that the concerned departments were doing anything to ensure that the children inside weren’t harmed or exploited. He said they looked at all possible legal ways to remove the children from that house.

This case has become the council’s and police department’s top priority. The Oceanside police urged everyone, especially those nearby, to alert them should they notice any criminal activity in the house or within its premises. The police promised they would take immediate action once prompted.

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YouTube Screenshot - CSB 8 San Diego

Aside from the government, the property manager also acted on this report. The home’s owner (who rented the place to AP) and the property manager of the house said that they were seeking legal ways to evict Angelo Pamintuan.

And now we wait

For now, people are waiting for any concrete action to be done on the premises.

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YouTube Screenshot - CSB 8 San Diego

It seemed like authorities didn’t want to make rushed judgment and action because they had no substantial evidence against AP and whatever happened inside that house. We could only hope for an immediate investigation into this concern and that the children won’t be harmed.

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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