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Old 11-26-2016, 09:21 AM
 
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Homeless man Ceola Waddell Jr's personal 'paradise' in freeway underpass goes viral | Daily Mail Online
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Incredible ! Plus he rents out space by the week to other homeless! Guy is probably laughing at how dumb the city is . Where else in America could someone get away with this ?

Also this is key , he was OFFERED HOUSING but he refused ! So what does the city do ? Just let him do whatever he wants . I guess laws don't apply to the homeless.

Also did you notice the women's shoes on the shelf ?? He probably gets more action than a lot of guys in LA too lol . Is he actually a pimp ?
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"'I refuse to let the city beat me down to what they think a homeless person’s profile is, living on cardboard.'

City officials however said they had received reports about the site and have twice dismantled it.

They claimed they offered Waddell Jr. housing but that he refused"
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Oh good grief.

Gee, Eric, do you think perhaps the vagrant situation has gotten just a little out of control?
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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How soon before Garcetti gives this guy an award for providing affordable housing ?
I'm sure Mr.Dice is paying the necessary taxes too ...


From another article I saw on this story:
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"His quarters are so spacious that another homeless man is paying him $25 a week to rent a tent, sandwiched between the “guest room” and a third mattress and headboard. Waddell, who also goes by Mr. Dice, calls it his “Airbnb.”

“I was walking by and I saw the little sign, ‘For rent,’ ” said the tenant, Anthony Garcia, 39.
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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"Waddell insists he wants housing, noting that a car recently careened off the freeway, pinning a homeless woman in her bedding, and two men with a pistol tried to rob him in his bed. “This is not going to be the end of my life,” he said.

Waddell said he first became homeless at age 14 in Memphis, Tenn., where police nicknamed him “Dice” because he didn’t run when they busted craps games. He’s the seventh of eight children of an alcoholic mother."


Standoff beneath the 110 Freeway: Homeless man builds a compound, officials tear it down, he rebuilds - LA Times
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I admire his creativity and positive spirit.
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:55 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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If somebody else wants to squat in this guy's little hovel, I wonder how law enforcement would rectify the matter, since the guy who put all this together is squatting there in the first place. I'd like to see the guy renting the tent to not pay and see what legal recourse there could possibly be.
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:06 PM
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Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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The zebra print is elite.
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Originally Posted by jm1982 View Post
Incredible ! Plus he rents out space by the week to other homeless! Guy is probably laughing at how dumb the city is . Where else in America could someone get away with this ?

Also this is key , he was OFFERED HOUSING but he refused ! So what does the city do ? Just let him do whatever he wants . I guess laws don't apply to the homeless.

Also did you notice the women's shoes on the shelf ?? He probably gets more action than a lot of guys in LA too lol . Is he actually a pimp ?
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"'I refuse to let the city beat me down to what they think a homeless person’s profile is, living on cardboard.'

City officials however said they had received reports about the site and have twice dismantled it.

They claimed they offered Waddell Jr. housing but that he refused"
Maybe he's a crossdresser.

Anyways, homeless in L.A. are a protected class and can get away with anything.
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Old 11-26-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I admire his creativity and positive spirit.
Really? You don't think he's positive about living under a highway and crapping out in the open because he's on some substances? What are they really smoking in that smoking tent?
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