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cer gets friendly with Laguna Beach’s homeless
Officer gets friendly with Laguna Beach’s homeless
Watch the Video, same policeman as Laguna Beach!
the man in the Picture being acousted by officer “friendly” is MYSELF! (Black Hat.)
As part of a citywide effort to get people off the streets, the new community outreach cop is trying to build trust with transients and persuade them to get help. Photo gallery
April 24, 2008|By Susannah Rosenblatt | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
“You just come in to Laguna Beach, brand new?” Police Officer Jason Farris asked the weathered man in the brown, floppy hat.
Lolling at the edge of the city bus depot — bedroll, canteen and cane plunked by his side — the man stiffened warily. But Farris was undeterred.
Less than 15 minutes later, Johnny, as the man calls himself, was chattering about life as a tattoo artist as he flashed the cop photos of his former wife.