Here’s a nice bit of excavation on West Alabama near the Spur in Midtown that has apparently been left exposed and unrepaired, since last Friday (at least):
It’s a little hard to see at night, as we discovered the hard way on Friday night. Luckily, it didn’t seem to damage the vehicle, although it seems to have gotten deeper over the weekend. It’s unclear why so many trenches are simply left this way on major streets, instead of being filled in with asphalt.
Incidentally, while I was snapping photos of the hole this morning, a homeless man “working” the nearby intersection started screaming at me and rushed over. He told me I couldn’t take photos of him without his permission, or he would sue. I told him I was taking photos of the pothole, but we could call 911 right away if he wanted to file a complaint about my photos with HPD.
He just kept on ranting and raving, and I finally left. Crazy people really don’t respond well to reason or logic. That’s one of many reasons they shouldn’t be allowed just to set up shop/camp in dangerous intersections among traffic (and among people who are strapped in by seat belts and largely defenseless IN their cars) and harass motorists and pedestrians alike.
But it’s Midtown, where neither policing nor public works seems to be a priority, and crazed homeless people really do believe they “own” the public intersections they are working, right down to photography rights!
RELATED: Midtown businesses want something done about the homeless (Andy Cerota, KTRK-13 News).
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