The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man arrested for squatting in Nanaimo home sees jail time

Sean Damien Kulai pleaded guilty to break-and-enter in provincial court in Nanaimo

A man arrested for squatting in the home of a vacationing Nanaimo family will see jail time after being sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo this week.

Sean Damien Kulai, 40 when arrested Sept. 7, was charged with break-and-enter and according to Nanaimo RCMP, he squatted in a Nicol Street residence while the residents were vacationing. Kulai did not come out of the house when ordered by police and had to be arrested with the assistance of a police dog.

Kulai entered a guilty plea and will spend 19 months in jail, with two years’ probation.

The family had been on a three-week holiday and returned to find their house damaged, with numerous items missing and drug paraphernalia strewn about. The following night, police say Kulai tried again to break into the house and was arrested.

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