In Albuquerque, Charles Mader has been arrested for moving from his domicile without notifying police under sex offender registration rules. That is not particularly newsworthy until you consider that his previous address was an industrial dumpster. That’s right, police arrested Mader for moving out of the dumpster and into a homeless shelter.
Of course most people are astonished that you can give a dumpster as an address, though (as we have previously discussed) sex offenders are increasingly finding that exclusion areas are forcing them to live in forests and under bridges. For Mader the only option appeared to be the dumpster at 8th and Central.
I can certainly understand why the police wanted to keep track of the man. In 2000, he was convicted for trying to rape a six-year-old boy. However, I fail to see how you can register a dumpster as an address in the first. It is hard to see how gong from a dumpster to a homeless shelter should be viewed as a matter warranting arrest.