This Jogger Was Busted Raiding A Homeless Guy’s Camp – And The Community Knew It Was Time To Act

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One of the advantages of possessing a camera phone is that you can capture an incident while on the move. Californian John Harris can certainly relate to that, as he filmed a jogger rummaging through a homeless man’s camp in June 2018, dumping his belongings into a nearby lake. However, when the video went viral, the community decided to take action.

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A resident of Oakland, California, Harris walks past the beautiful Lake Merritt on a regular basis. As a result, he’s very familiar with the homeless man who set up an encampment in that area. His name is Greg Markson, but those in the community call him by his nickname, Drew.

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Drew’s camp was located at the side of a footpath near the lake, backing on to a couple of stone pillars. However, on the evening of June 8, 2018, his life was turned upside down by a passing jogger, who appeared to take exception to the encampment. As things started to escalate, though, Harris was on hand to capture the incident on his camera phone.

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