Sunday, June 25, 2017

Burned feet, parched throats: Arizona homeless desperate to escape heatwave


The man was not wearing any shoes, and he was crawling along the baking asphalt with socks on his hands. That was how David Lee Witherspoon Jr, president of a food pantry, found him while driving through Phoenix last week. The man told Witherspoon he had left his home without any footwear after a fight, though Witherspoon thought he might have been homeless. Then he had taken off his socks to remove some burrs, but the road surface was so scorching he was forced onto all fours. Luckily Witherspoon had some spare sneakers in his car, and helped the man put them on.

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