Monday, January 23, 2012

Homeless in Vegas

Taken in Las Vegas, NV, Fremont East District
This is Alan J. Wing. He lives on the streets in Vegas. He said it was dangerous way of life, being homeless. At that point I meant to ask him two questions: 1) had he ever been held up at gunpoint and 2) did he carry? Or consider it? 


But he was talkative, the moment got away and I didn't think of the questions again until long after I had left him.  


When I went back to talk to him the following day he was nowhere to be found. At least in my limited radius. I do have his email, though, and I sent him this picture with an inquiry. Perhaps he'll get back to me.


In the meantime I hope he's safe. -> 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know Alan. He is originally from California, Modesto area. His father is an Optometrist in Ceres CA. Alan is very passive and never carries a gun. He has been homeless off and on over the years. He did tell me he was beaten and robbed years ago. Very easy going California guy. One of the coolest nicest guys I've ever met.

Anonymous said...

found him on the street in very poor condition. took home. shaved him, cut his hair and let him shower. fed him. gave him clean clothing. he was obviously suffering from alcoholism. later in evening he passed out and I had to call ambulance. he seemed nice but not long for this world. i hope he gets the help he needs. i'm poor myself and couldn't do more for him.

Anonymous said...

This guy approached me in Salt Lake City. He said he had just moved there and had just moved to Provo (South of SLC) but was stranded temporarily due to a seizure fit. He explained that he had epilepsy as a result of a violent confrontation in Las Vegas which, judging from the previous comments, could very well have been due to being a victim of a robbery. At the time he was trying to get to Murray (a suburb of SLC) to re-fill his seizure medication. He seemed very genuine, and genuinely in need of assistance. I ended up explaining the public transportation system of Salt Lake and gave him train fare. If you happen to run into him, he seems very nice and genuinely trying to stay out of trouble. Help him if you can.

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Anonymous said...

I went to Turlock High School (in California, not far from Modesto) with Alan. One of my favorite people from HS--smart, funny, cool, passionate, good musician. Overall great spirit. He was a year ahead of me. I have tried to get a hold of him but I have not been able to. I had no idea he was in this situation. This is heartbreaking.

Anonymous said...

I went to Turlock High School (in California, not far from Modesto) with Alan. One of my favorite people from HS--smart, funny, cool, passionate, good musician. Overall great spirit. He was a year ahead of me. I have tried to get a hold of him but I have not been able to. I had no idea he was in this situation. This is heartbreaking.

Jorge Gonzalez said...

I am from Spain i met him in 1997 he worked for a company called pheasant intl he was a great comnercial i was a supplier of this company i became friends, while i lived in las Vegas he helped me i Saw this news on internet And now i live in Spain And i can not help him because i live very far.
He helped me is a great person if you can help him help you.