Seattle Parks searching for so-called 'Moleman'

by: David Ham Updated:

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SEATTLE - Neighbors who live near Cheasty Boulevard South say they've complained about a man who has dug up extensive ditches in the environmentally protected Cheasty Greenspace.

 Ed Neubold says the man, known as "James," is ruining some of the city's wetlands.

Neighbors say he's known as the "Moleman," for digging deep dtiches, caverns and steps in the parkland.

Wednesday, officials from Seattle Parks and Recreation were in the wooded area across from the Jefferson Golf Course looking for him so they could give him a no tresspass order.

 The city said the man is homeless and that it will try to get him social services so he can find another place to live.

 The city has also issued a "notice to remove" at the encampment area ordering anyone living there to remove their belongings.

KIRO 7's David Ham is working on asking the city what's taken so long to stop this man from digging up parkland, and if they will try to restore the land that was dug up.

Watch his story tonight on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News at 5 p.m.

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