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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:09 PM
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Dump truck kills homeless man asleep on beach
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 01:12 PM by arcadian

VIRGINIA BEACH

Just after 8 a.m. on Monday, a homeless man sleeping in a chair on the beach at 25th Street was run over and killed by an 18,000-pound city dump truck collecting trash.

The driver didn't see him, Deputy City Manager Dave Hansen said. He said the chair was sitting in a "depressed area" of the beach.

"They rolled over him and didn't realize until a tourist witness ran down the beach to notify them," he said.

No charges have been filed against the driver, whom police have not named, and the investigation continues, said Police Department spokesman Adam Bernstein.

A city ordinance prohibits sleeping on the beach from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

The man killed, known as "Gray Wolf," was the court jester of the Oceanfront's homeless community. He ribbed tourists and would talk your ear off, but mostly he loved to drink and dance. He was a fixture at free outdoor concerts, his skinny frame shaking to the music. He partied for the last time Sunday night to a Crosby, Stills and Nash cover band at the 24th Street stage before falling asleep on the beach.

His real name is Michael Knockett, 52.

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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:42 PM
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1. Dump trucks don't kill people...people driving dump trucks kill people. n/t
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:27 PM
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2. It's PLENTY F'in Light on the East Coast at ...
..."shortly after" 8 AM. So there is no more excuse than if the driver ran over a mother and children on the beach without stopping. Yo-Virginia Beach-a man died who WASN'T EVEN VIOLATING your bullshit law. And the "reporter" who wrote this in a manner meant to denigrate the lifestyle of the victim in an accidental death should be forced to shake HIS "skinny" (or more likely fat assed) frame to the unemployment office.
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