Intruder

Quarter of eleven. I just saw a homeless man in my backyard and reported him to the police. I was told that they would patrol the area. This is the second time I’ve had to call the police in two months. But this guy appeared harmless. He just wasn’t supposed to be in my backyard… The deputy was just here to check it out: the homeless man has left. Now he’s out searching for him. It’s simply one of those things. It could be a symptom of a bigger problem, but I can’t be sure. Portland deports their homeless people down to Eugene, then we’re stuck with them. Who knows what to do? Though, it ought to be dealt with compassionately. Maybe I could’ve handled it differently? Helped the poor guy somehow. Yet the police know what they’re doing. I gave an honest report of what happened to the deputy, and that was probably good enough.

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