When a young woman stepped into the street to avoid a large pile of clothing on the sidewalk, a homeless man tried to trap her. Until this happened.....
Girls, beware when walking down Barrington between Iowa and Santa Monica Blvd!!! It happened to me on Barrington, right at the bus stop near the south east corner of Santa Monica Blvd.
There was a huge pile of clothings blocking the pavement. When I somehow tried to pass the point, a homeless man over there looked at me and bumped into me. I instinctively moved to the side to avoid it and said "Hey". He then became confrontational and tried to follow me yelling "Hey what? Hey what?". Our shoulders brushed against each other, but a big collision was avoided.
Extremely fortunately, there was another man on the other side of the pile (that's right, off the pavement) -- this man sounded nice and clear, he isn't a homeless, I'd say. He successfully intervened and let me go. I wonder what it would be like if there hadn't been this man.
It was around 6 PM. And BTW, why is the pavement so dark on that block!?
Anyway. I see a big pile of clothings there from time to time. I'm a frequent donater, use drop boxes as well, but it's horrible to see a couple of drop boxful of items piling up on a pavement as if they are rubbish, and more importantly, *jeopardizing the safety of local residents*.
So, I wanted to give my lovely neighbours a caution. Don't walk there on your own after sunset. It's on the east side of Barrington.
(The photo was taken today, Thursday, Jan 25, which is the day after the incident. The pile is much smaller now, but the tent is blocking the pavement so that pedestrians have to walk on the road.)