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Mayoral candidate found in filthy RV

By MARY BROWNFIELD

Published: April 3, 2009

DOGMAN MCBILL — who drew substantial support from voters when he ran for mayor in 2006 and 2008 after years of living in a purple bus with a bunch of pit bills — was hospitalized last week after police found him intoxicated and in squalid conditions in an RV parked on Junipero Street.

According to a March 26 police report, McBill was drunk and attempting to take prescription drugs.

“The subject did not appear able to care for himself,” according to the report, and McBill “voluntarily committed himself for evaluation” at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. He was taken there by ambulance.

In the meantime, inspection of the RV revealed it was uninhabitable, according to the police report.

“There were multiple bags of trash and garbage strewn about the RV, and a bucket filled with what appeared to be urine and fecal matter,” the officer wrote. “There were no signs of food or drinking water in the RV. The subject also had a dog that had direct access to the bucket of human waste.”

McBill, who was last seen at a city council meeting in March, ran for mayor twice, losing to incumbent Sue McCloud both times. In 2006, McBill received 335 votes, compared with McCloud’s 952. Two years later, 312 people voted for McBill, and 926 chose McCloud.