Nice try getting all in the holiday spirit and everything, y'all. But we don't tolerate that stuff around here.
The couple complied and watched their tree be thrown out, along with more than two dozen other Christmas trees owned by the homeless. The tree was a gift from a homeless man named John, who WDSU has followed since his tree was thrown out during last Friday’s city sweep.Of course they could have just waited one more week to come clear it out. But.. nope. Not allowed.
After that story aired, more than 200 people came to see John under the Pontchartrain Expressway, giving him new trees, ornaments, clothing and food.
Atkins said the city threw out their mattress last week and isn’t surprised her tree was trashed today.
“We’re not allowed to have things like that out here,” she said.