Business owners plan memorial for homeless man
Business owners in Fort Lauderdale repeatedly tried to convince Douglas Schutt to stop boozing and living outdoors, but he refused.
Business owners on Las Olas Boulevard knew him as a helpful, homeless man who washed cars and did other cleaning chores in exchange for a few dollars.
Douglas Schutt, 58, died Sept. 9 from a head injury he sustained in an accident, the Broward Medical Examiner's Office said.
Schutt didn't have family available to oversee funeral arrangements. But vendors he befriended over the years paid $550 to have his body cremated. They're gathering this morning to spread his ashes across the New River, the waterway where he enjoyed fishing.
Read the South Florida Sun-Sentinel article here.