Monday, October 04, 2010

Update on "Caveman"

The homeless man, commonly referred to as "Caveman", who frequently panhandles at the corner of Southfield Freeway and W. Warren Avenue, and his girlfriend have been discussed several times on this blog. I received the email below from a source familiar with them.

Caveman's real first name, by the way, is Scott. I'm not sure about his last name. Reportedly, he grew up in the Warrendale neighborhood.

With all of this said, I present an email update from my source with only minimal editing by me.
I can tell you that Scott and his girlfriend have been arrested numerous times.  Both of them are heroin addicts and every time they get locked up, they just let them go again.  There is nothing else we can do.  We kick them off the corner and they just come back.  They both have numerous diseases on top of their addictions so they don't want them in the cells.  I don't know what else to do with them.  We have tried and tried but it is a never ending battle.  Scott grew up in Warrendale and I remember him when he was straight.  I am sorry but I am at a loss on what to do. Everyone in the sixth precinct knows these two but....
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