Ex-landlord sues Lincecum
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former landlord for Giants ace Tim Lincecum has filed a lawsuit against the pitcher seeking $350,000 in damages, claiming the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner stole and destroyed items in the San Francisco apartment he rented.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court by Mindy Freile. She alleges that after Lincecum’s lease expired, he returned to living in the unit and “broke, stained, defaced, tore, injured or destroyed” her property.
Freile, who said she had been trying to evict Lincecum, later entered the unit and found the damages.
Lincecum signed a lease in May 2010 to rent the Mission District apartment, according to court documents.
The lawsuit alleges that shortly after the lease expired on Feb. 28, Lincecum occupied the unit without his landlord’s permission and stayed through May 13.