native floridian. district denizen. wannabe surfer/artist/somm. voracious reader. filled with wanderlust. always on the hunt for my next great bite.
He's been there as far back as I can remember. 96'? He dresses as an Australian aboriginie but a secret service friend of mine that tracks all the folks that hang out across from the White House tells me he's just some nice nut. There are a thousand stories about the homeless folks who end up at Lafayette Park.There was one elderly lady that this one White House Police officer would check up on and make sure she had blankets and food, etc. She disappeared one day and about six weeks later a couple summoned him to the head shed. It turns out she was filthy rich, had dimentia and kept escaping the retirement home in Northwest DC. The kids knew about the officer watching after her and as a result... gave him half her estate: millions. True story.
Oh my gosh, twitter friend! I was in that park Monday at lunchtime, noticing that guy too :) Did you see the protest too? Right after lunch, the protesters chained themselves together and the police were sawing the guys apart to get them out of the street. How funny :) Small town after all.
Such great stories...
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