The first cops I met the very first night became homeless were SDPD Officers Cody and Tyler. I was sound asleep in my car at the Park and Ride behind Best Buys. I guess they knew I was homeless by the heaping stack of crap I had in my backseat. They checked out my license and asked me why I'm sleeping in my car and so I told them my story of how I'd just lost my house in foreclosure etc etc.
Cody and Tyler were sorta like the un-Official Welcoming Committee to Hoboville/Mira Mesa, at least that's the impression I got because as soon as I told them it was my first night in my car, they both started giving me some useful advice. I remember that like it was last week and looking back,
I think that SDPD needs to create a new position/job ( Hoboville Welcoming Host) and they need to produce a nice sturdy 11"x 14" fold-out style, 4-color, photo-filled glossy brochure/guidebook with area maps and stuff. It needs to have a catchy and friendly title...
"Welcome To Hoboville...
We're The SDPD and We're Here
To Protect and Service You During Your Stay!"
Come to think of it, while Cody and Tyler are nice cops, they're also serious cops. I believe there's another cop I've met who would perhaps be more suited for this new job as SDPD's Hoboville Welcoming Host. He's recently retired as I understand and so he's probably bored and would like to serve his community again. As I recall from being arrested by him at least three times its his charm, his warmth and his compassion for those filthy drunken hobos nad criminals of every sort and most of all its that New York accent of his that all combine to make retired Officer Steve Wright the perfect Welcoming Host. Not gonna hold my breath for that to happen. ;p
|Officer Cody is getting herself a few "fan pics" of the POPULAR HOBO before I|
become a huge celebrity...she's probably gonna sell em on Ebay.