Seeking permanent prison break
Over the last two weeks, I've seen one persistent beggar four times on the ride home from work.
He enters through the door connecting train cars. He tells us his name is Jevon Dyer, and he just got out of prison after spending five years at Stateville.
That admission certainly gets people's attention, as some clutch their bags tighter, while for others, jaws drop as riders listen to his plaintive pleas and honest life assessment.
He tells us he's looking for a job, and has a few resumes if we'd like to see one. He explains he's also in desperate need of deodorant, soap, socks, underwear, food , and if you don't mind, he could use some spare change for a 7-day CTA pass. "That would be great."
I took a resume. He's got lots of experience as a fork-lift driver, in case any of you know of a job opening in that field.