Detroit's "Walking Man" moved to Burbs b/c he now has $$.

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Must read article for the "what do you think about cheap Detroit houses?" posters we get on a weekly basis these days. 

A few days ago, the Detroit Free Press reported an updateon “Walking Man” James Robertson, a Detroit resident who walked 21 miles a day round trip for his factory job in suburban Rochester Hills. His story was initially reported earlier this winter, and provoked tremendous outpouring from Detroiters. More than $360,000 was raised on Robertson’s behalf through a GoFundMe campaign, and a car dealership donated a 2015 Ford Taurus so he would never have to walk or take public transportation again.

What a typical Detroit response.
The most recent update highlights events since Robertson’s story came to light. After word of the money and car got out, Robertson was hounded by friends and neighbors who wanted to take part in his windfall. He was quickly and quietly moved out of his previous home in Detroit by Detroit police; they did so because they were quite aware of arecent murder of an 86-year-old Detroiterwho was killed because he was a $20,000 lottery winner. They certainly wanted Robertson to avoid a similar fate.


Tread appropriately. 

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but but but they only cost $500.  How can I lose LOLOL.  What do you mean I can't make money?  HAHAHAHA

Yeah that was a huge story.  Of coarse it turned racial since some of the northern burbs opt out of the bus system.

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