Neighbors react to potential Simpson residency

OJ could live in Naples condo
Posted at 10:13 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 08:47:06-04

A small, gated condominium in East Naples is receiving a lot of attention, because it could be where O.J. Simpson lives once he's released from prison.

"It's been already rumors floating around that there is a good chance he may end up here," said Bruce Dilego, a realtor who's done some sales at the Enclave, located at the end of Wildwood Lakes Boulevard off Davis Boulevard in Naples.

"They just extra gates so you can no longer walk by the side of the gate, before you could enter through the side."

Dilego said the Enclave is a safe and quiet community, but he's not sure how people here will react if O.J. were their neighbor.

"Convicted felon is not something probably any community is going to want in their community."

Sandra Velez lives in the Enclave, and worries about the publicity Simpson would bring.

"Everybody deserves a second chance, but I don't know what this is going to bring."

O.J.'s close friend Thomas Scotto is hoping Simpson will get a second chance in Naples, where Scotto lives and runs a business.

He's hoping people can look past Simpson's controversial acquittal on murder charges more than 20 years ago.

"They treated him as OJ Simpson, not as a regular person, when it's OJ Simpson, it becomes political," Scotto told Fox 4 Wednesday.

Simpson's move to Florida has to be approved by the Nevada Parole Board.

Even though he was granted parole, Simpson will remain behind bars until October.