Anorak News | Unlucky Beggar

Unlucky Beggar

by | 23rd, November 2004

‘NEXT time you buy a copy of the Big Issue, and are walking off feeling all virtuous and noble, try not to give the seller a good kick as you go or stab him with your umbrella.

Poor Michael Burns, 43, may well have been grateful to the kindly trucker who leant from his cab window and handed over a dollar bill.

At the time, Burns was standing near an interstate slip road in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, holding a cardboard sign on which was written: ‘Homeless. Need Help. God Bless.’

The lorry driver saw the sign. But as he drove off, the truck started making a left turn and its trailer knocked Burns down. Two sets of its tyres ran over him.

He is now of a fixed abode. He’s dead.’

Posted: 23rd, November 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink