Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Homeless man defends church against burglar

A homeless man became an unlikely hero — and victim — by confronting a man who broke into the storage shed of a Boynton Beach church.

Dave Wilbur has been living at the church property, said the Rev. Renwick Bell. Wilbur was beaten — police said it was a metal broom handle, but Bell thinks it was a shovel -- and suffered cuts on his arm but didn't require stitches.

Willie Jamison, 23, of Boynton Beach, broke into the shed some time before 3 a.m. at the MCC Church of Our Savior, when he was confronted by a residential challenged individual who objected to the church being victimized," a Boynton Beach Police briefing log said.

Jamison "was a fellow who has come by the church on many occasions," Bell said. "We've fed him and given him money."

Read the South Florida Sun-Sentinel report here.


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