actual quotes11 May 2008
Today’s entry in the continuing adventures of the Great Nashville Homeless Hysterical Episode. All quotes are real. The names have been withheld to be nice:
Homeless man robs Dunn brothers at Knifepoint
According to what the owner told me, a black homeless man threatened his life in attempt to rob him. I walked in around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and police had already handcuffed the man and put him in a police car. William met me there for coffee a few minutes later.
Just another reason not to live downtown for most Nashvillian’s and why Tony will never build his condo tower for the mega rich. A guy cannot even get a coffee anymore without a homeless thug committing a crime. I would love to read if the homeless guy defends the homeless on this one.
Not sure how he knew the guy was homeless. Maybe he was branded with a scarlet “H”.
Context to the next few. A couple that lives downtown was mugged last week. I have no doubt that this is a very scary thing to have happen to you, without a doubt, and I have nothing but sympathy. But .. anyways. Quotes:
I’m so sorry for what just happened to you, I hope you are ok. THESE GUYS WILL SOME DAY PAY FOR WHAT THEY DID!
This quote isn’t that bad or anything, I just thought it was funny. Okay, batman. Anyways, the real beaut:
There’s something else you could bring up if you have time, and if you agree with me. I think we ought to request that Public Works relocate some of the benches on Church Street to other parts of the downtown area…even as far as James Robertson. We’ve had the benches a few years now and all they do is encourage loitering and panhandling on Church Street. It looks bad for our city.
DOWN WITH BENCHES!! This will fix our panhandling problem for sure. Sigh.