An Altadena house-mover has been charged with felony grand theft in connection with the transport of a house from Irwindale to Altadena in September, Irwindale Police said this week.
Alfred Hampton, who was arrested Friday and freed on his own recognizance, had told police that he thought he owned the blue-and-white stucco home, which was sitting on a lot at Arrow Highway and Live Oak Avenue in Irwindale, when he moved it 14 miles to Altadena.
However, Al Castro of San Bernardino said he bought the house at an auction in July, and a partner of his called police and reported the house missing on Sept. 18. The dilapidated house was found the next day on a lot on Devirian Place in Altadena.
Irwindale Police Sgt. Mickey Nygard said Hampton told police that he had not received news that the house had been sold until after he moved it.
The two men attempted to resolve their differences outside of court, but were unable to reach agreement. Hampton is scheduled to be arraigned in Citrus Municipal Court in West Covina on Wednesday.