So I’m covering Columbia’s First Night celebration tonight. I was walking between venues down Walnut Street near College Avenue and pass by this refrigerator box that looks sealed top and bottom. I hear some scratching in it and the box moves. So I say, “hey you ok in there?” And a guy yells out… “Yeah, how’d you know I was in here?” So I started talking to this fellow though the box. He opens it up and tells me his name is “Guy” and he’s from St. Louis. He says someone took his money and he has nothing and he’s trying to keep from freezing. It’s only 28 degrees. Then he asks me to take his picture. So I did. Then I tried to figure out where he can go to get out of the cold. I start thinking about where I could take him when the fire and police come up. On a different call. A false fire call. Guy hides back in his box. I tell the fire fighters there’s a guy in the box and he needs some help. Last I saw the cops where talking to him. Hopefully they helped more than I could.
So Happy New Year!