Topeka worker finds injured homeless man with dog
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An employee of a business at a Topeka shopping center found an injured homeless man curled up in a fenced-off area with a small black dog at his side.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the homeless man told the employee who found him Wednesday at the Holliday Square shopping center that he had fallen and hurt his hip and had been laying there about seven days.
Two snowfalls had occurred during that time with temperatures dipping into the single digits.
Police say the man had no shoes and his feet were wrapped in socks. He was treated in an ambulance but refused to go to the hospital.
Animal control officers placed the dog in a shelter for safe-keeping.
The man’s name and condition weren’t immediately available.