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Homeless Peoples Stuff?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Olylawnboy, Nov 12, 2004.

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  1. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
    Posts: 312

    What do you guys do with stuff that belongs to homeless people? I have a property that is in a downtown situation, mature landscape, and I find bed rolls, backpacks, boxes of stuf, you name it stashed inside the large shrubs. The stuff can't be seen from the sidewalk or the street but "I" know it's there and so does the owner of the building and he expects me to put it all in the trash. I just can't bring myself to do that. I've left notes before but as soon as someone clears out, someone else kind of moves in so to say. What do you guys do? thanks...
  2. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Just be careful, a bridge painter was shot to death here (Queens) after he asked a homeless guy to move so they could paint under the bridge. You just never know.....Guy was only 38 years old and had young kids.
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    We took care of a closed casino in New Orleans a few years ago, bums everywhere. They were asked to move, but wouldn't. We offered to take their little cardboard houses and move them to the other side of the parking lot, out of our way. They refused. This was a good paying job, we weren't going to let them ruin it for us. We watched them for a day or two while we worked in other areas of the property, and noticed they all went to the soup kitchen at 1:00 sharp. That's when we took the F250 to their little huts. I walked ahead making sure they were empty, and my partner plowed them over with the truck. Flattened every one of them. They "rebuilt" on the other side. Screw them, just because they're homeless doesn't mean I will let them make me homeless too. P.S., it was fun too.
  4. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    I just throw the stuff away. The ones i dealt with were warned by police, manager and signs were posted.
  5. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    elephantnest, that was good stuff.. i needed a good laugh this morning. :laugh:
  6. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    Glad I live where there are no homeless people screwing up my universe. :angel:
  7. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    That's just hateful. Why didn't you set them on fire and let the homeless people watch? Wouldn't that've been "fun."
    I hope you are never down on your luck, and if you are, I hope you don't run into someone like you.
  8. DSIM

    DSIM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440


    I strongly agree!! What ever a man sows, that shall he reap.
  9. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    If they are screwing up your universe and not following orders from police, owners, or the law for that matter, screw em. Maybe it will get them off there asses and out to find a job. Youl could be doing them a favor.
  10. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    i said something similar to this a few weeks ago. i said i hope i don't ever find myself asking for help, cuz some of you guys would throw me to the wolves..
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