Carmel Valley Man Arrested For Painting Condo

by staff on January 1, 2009


CARMEL VALLEY — Dan Mobley, a 32-year-old graphic designer, was arrested from his Carmel Valley home today for painting his condo, which is a clear violation of the complex’s HOA rules.

Mobley was enthusiastic about owning his first home and made the mistake of trying to personalize it.

Police were tipped off by neighbors when they noticed Mobley painting the condo from his balcony.  A swat team arrived soon after and Mobley was beaten, cuffed, transported to prison, and is not eligible for bail.

Mobley purchased the 2bed 2bath 1,100sqft condo in 2007 for $380,000, which is considered a bargain in Carmel Valley.

The rules of HOA (or home owners association) agreements vary from city to city.  Mobley’s complex doesn’t allow painting, remodeling, pets, visitors, noise, or leaving the premises on Sundays.


Shannon January 5, 2009 at 12:07 am

Who would want ugly old beige when you can have baby blue?

Francis January 7, 2009 at 1:25 am

Something doesn’t sound right, or is being left out. Beaten, SWAT Team??Not eligible for bail? for painting a condo? Sounds like the guy had proirs, or was a lunatic when they arrested him.

I do , however, like the paint job.

Paul January 7, 2009 at 8:54 am


Get a clue. You need to develop a sense of humor. Maybe you should read “The Onion” in order to understand this type of humor.

Sergeant Hulka April 21, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Lighten up Francis…

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