Ex-NBA all-star accused of living in home that wasn’t his
ASSOCIATED PRESS April 30, 2013 10:22AM
PHOENIX — A former NBA All-Star is facing several criminal charges after a police report said he squatted in a Paradise Valley, Ariz., home and then tried to list the place for rent on Craigslist.
KPHO reports Chris Gatling is accused of breaking into a key box and living in the home from July 2010 to August 2011. A police report says the homeowners lived in California but had left the power on.
The TV station reports he later listed the four-bedroom house for rent for $800 and called it an “Ex-NBA” home online.
Court records say Gatling got a down payment from one potential renter, but another got suspicious and contacted police.
Gatling’s attorney, Michael Alarid, tells KPHO the case is a “misunderstanding.”