In the past three weeks or so I feel like the creepy street dude population has totally exploded. I like to take long walks and it seems like every time I walk someplace now or even ride my bike I run into a gaggle of scummy-looking dudes who harass me for money or say threatening sex stuff. What happened? Is it Spring? Is it the carnival? Two years ago I happily kissed a date on the river walk, beneath the streetlamps. Now it's wall-to-wall blanketed bodies huddled on benches in misery. Are the shelters full? Has the nice weather made people more inclined to camp? Where the city's homeless just less visible before?
Spring’s Creepy Street Dude Increase
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