Video of Homeless Man’s Compound Beneath 110 Freeway Goes Viral; Officials Work to Tear it Down

“This should be a landmark,” says Ceola Waddell Jr., a.k.a. "Mr. Dice," in his elaborate compound under the 110 Freeway near the Coliseum. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

“This should be a landmark,” says Ceola Waddell Jr., a.k.a. "Mr. Dice," in his elaborate compound under the 110 Freeway near the Coliseum. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Ceola Waddell Jr. has what may be the most eye-popping digs of any homeless man in Los Angeles.

video tour of his living room sofa and love seat, porcelain toilet and zebra-skin slipcovers has been viewed 1.4 million times on Facebook. His fans make pilgrimages to the tent-lined strip beneath the 110 Freeway near the Coliseum — he calls it “Paradise Lane” — to chortle and take selfies.

His quarters are so spacious that another homeless man is paying him $25 a week to rent a tent, sandwiched between the “guest room” and a third mattress and headboard. Waddell, who also goes by Mr. Dice, calls it his “Airbnb.”

“I was walking by and I saw the little sign, ‘For rent,’ ” said the tenant, Anthony Garcia, 39.

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