A Brooklyn, N.Y., man had been evicted seven times since 2010 from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, but that didn’t stop him from appearing again early Monday.
And for the eighth time, Ze Yu Zhang, 45, was evicted but with something else: He was taken to jail.
Bethlehem police officer Michael Karavoulias was dispatched to the Sands at 12:47am for a man who was trespassing. The officer talked to a Sands security official who recognized Zhang was someone who had been evicted before – seven times before.
A criminal complaint filed by Karavoulias does not say why Zhang was evicted, but it gives the eviction dates – Nov. 13, 2010, Dec. 8, 2010, Dec. 13, 2010, Oct. 8, 2011, Jan. 13, 2011, March 11, 2012 and last month, July 30.
A Chinese interpreter read Zhang the eviction notice for all eight dates, including Monday’s incident.
Zhang was charged with defiant trespass at an arraignment by on-duty District Judge Robert Hawke of Lehigh Township and committed to Northampton County Prison after failing to post $5,000 bail.