Friday, July 2, 2010

BIG Problems For "Camp Scooter"


Had a visit from the property owner here and was told I could have until monday morning to get my auto insurance squared away and vacate. I told him that even if I had to tow the car out, I would be gone by monday morning. He said, essentially, fair enough!

Well, the police were just here and apparently he or his superiors reneged on his promise and I have to vacate by 5 P.M.

Seems some "neighbors" complained to him about me. NOT the Budd Lake Diner nor any business right where I am, but some "neighbors"! I find that odd, because the police told me this morning, I have definitely been flying under the radar.


These "neighbors" will be hearing from my counsel in short order to find out why they dislike homeless folks so much...especially one who formerly lived in this "neighborhood" for some 27+ years!

I am still focused on July 25th, 2010 as my date to depart New Jersey, and leave these "neighbors" behind. I can not say enough about how great (and I mean this sincerely) the local Police and businesses have been to me. By and large, most people have been really nice as well. And don't get me wrong...I understand this fellows concerns about one of these "neighbors" filing a complaint with the town about me on this property, if indeed that is what happened. Who needs that aggravation and expense.

That being said....

Your humble narrator and Bob The Van Eating Dog hope to insure The Conversion Van Of Wonders in time to avoid my loss of licence which would, in effect and for real, mean my demise, and confiscation of said van.

Depending on the emerging facts, I may or may not publish the owners name and company. The company is a major Texas Oil and Gas concern, ala B.P. And we all know the kind of great press B.P. has been getting as of late!

So, please keep good thoughts and , of course, any help is GREATLY appreciated!

Will keep y'all updated...

Video soon to follow!

EDITED TO AD: Camp Scooter Video

Find electric AND good net is impossible today. I have 5 minutes of battery left. And "Angel" came by and solved everything. More to tell when I have net and juice together!

Thanks for good thoughts!


It will be interesting to see if you are the one who called the property owner. They are being advised to hold onto any and all communications, including phone logs, emails, caller i.d. logs, etc. that have anything to do with that property dating back 7 days. I intend to find out who complained and see if they ever called about cars for sale parked there...overnight trucks...etc. Or just has this thing about folks who live in a van with a dog. At that point, counsel gets involved.

Will keep y'all posted...


  1. How neighborly of them. Well, at least the cops have been friendly.

  2. How true, Dan. I couldn't ask for a better professional group of people.

    As for a comment from someone who remains "Anonymous" from around Pompton Plains...

    Show yourself and I may post your comment. But to remark as you did from behind a rock...not very sportsman like.

  3. How'd you make out? Did the diner allow you to stay there for a while?