American hoarder evicted after building 30-year 'Middle Earth'
Published by markthomasjones for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
A hoarder in Manhattan has been thrown out by his landlord after filling his apartment with junk.
Hoarder Kevin McCrary had been filling the flat with rubbish for over 30 years - to the point where he had no space left.
The 65-year-old described the state of his Upper East Side apartment as like "Middle Earth or purgatory" and conceded "it's a mess".
The flat was so full of hoarded rubbish that Mr McGrary had to enter the premises via the fire escape.
And the serial hoarder also kept a collection of junk in his van outside the building.
The unemployed tenant lost a long-running battle with his landlord and must now find a new home for himself and his vast collection of rubbish. The landlord had already made three failed attempts to remove him.
Mr McGrary said: "Given the dictionary definition, I would be called a hoarder."