By Will Fritz
Staff Writer 

McOccupied: Vacant former McDonald's taken over by homeless

Property owner says deed restrictions have made it impossible for him to sell the building


Last updated 2/17/2020 at 3:03pm

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Jake Kruger, crime prevention specialist for the Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation, said the sheriff's department frequently goes into the former McDonald's location at 1050 S. Main Ave. to clear out homeless individuals who illegally occupy the vacant building.

The former McDonald's location on Main Avenue in downtown Fallbrook has been empty for years.

Or it is supposed to be, anyway.

Brad Fox, who leads the Fallbrook Homeless Advocacy group, went with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Homeless Assistance and Resource, or HART, team Tuesday, Feb. 4, to the vacant store to check out reports that several people experiencing homelessness were residing in the building's basement.

The homeless advocacy group that Fox heads exists to contact homeless Fallbrook residents and try to help them get resources such as transitional housing and addicti...

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