KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kissimmee police are investigating after they said a man is accused of building an underground doomsday bunker out of stolen food trailers.
Police said they made the discovery Tuesday morning after a tip led them to a home on Manor Drive. For hours on Tuesday, city workers with heavy machinery worked to remove a large 20-foot equipment trailer that was buried underground.
"We were looking for a stolen trailer that was stolen from a local business and we got a tip that that trailer might be at this home, and it was," said Stacie Miller, spokeswoman for the Kissimmee Police Department.
Workers had to carve deep tracks into the ground, causing a sidewalk to crumble, before they were able to excavate the bunker and get it on a tow truck.
"He was building a doomsday bunker. He told us," said Stacie Miller of the Kissimmee Police Department.
"When we recovered that trailer, we saw the big food truck in the back," Miller said. "(We) ran that, found that it was stolen. Got up close to it and realized there was something buried underneath it, and that was a trailer that was also stolen."
Neighbors said a Hispanic man in his late 20s was living at the house and that they've had problems with the man.
"He had spun tires in our front yard, told me that his dog would kill me and my dogs," said neighbor Jessica Allen. "(He's) just not very nice."
So far, no charges have been filed. Police questioned the man but did not release his name because they're still trying to figure out if he was the one who stole the three trailers.
Investigators said they have no idea how the man dug the giant hole needed to bury the trail.
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