Homeless rounded up in Atlanta
Several dozen police officers descended on a downtown Atlanta homeless camp before dawn, rousting and arresting people living along the tracks.
(and we learn how to steal coins from parking meters)
"We're looking for fugitives, and we're looking for stolen property," said David Wardell, vice president of operations and public safety for the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, the agency coordinating the raid.
Thirteen people were arrested, 10 for trespassing and three on outstanding warrants.
Among the stolen items recovered were 20 or more parking meters. Wardell said homeless people steal the meters from parking places, then put them on the railroad tracks for trains to run over and break open so they can take the coins.
Read The Atlanta Journal-Constitution report here.
It's not reported but I'm wondering: What happened to the homeless people's stuff?