[Hpn] Tedrico's Page Webmaster Shares Panhandling Experience on Colorado's
Wed, 24 May 2000 02:53:45 -0700 (PDT)
Tedrico's Page Webmaster Shares Past
Panhandling Experience on Colorado's 850 KOA
May 16, 2000
For Immediate Release
Castro Valley -- Tedrico's Page Homelessness, hitchhiking,
panhandling, and homeless program's webmaster, Tedrico
Latham, was invited to speak on his past 'Panhandling
Experiences' on Colorado's highly rated 850 KOA radio
station's Morning News Focus Hour by radio personalities,
Steve Kelley and April Zesbaugh. Tedrico revealed what
he did to get money and gave his views on aggressive
A sample of his responses to questions asked by Steve
and April during the 5 minute 850 KOA online network
broadcasted interview are listed below:
April: "What kinds of thing would you do to get money?"
Tedrico: "My favorite spots was bus stops, in the hub of
the city, down in the financial district, and
light rail and sub way station parking lots
where I'd merely appealed to their sympathy
and they'd give .. I guess just to get rid of
April: "Wear you ever aggressive?"
Tedrico: "I never needed to be. I was pretty good at
speaking to people and winning them over to my
side. I would never jump in front of them at
the ATM machine as if to say .. 'you got to go
through me first'. I was a progressive instead
of aggressive because I made progress."
April: "Did you know people who made a lot more than you"
Tedrico: "Yes, some people took it to another level, more
or less. They would panhandle and then use the
money as starter money to go boosting and then
return the stolen merchandise for the big money."
Steve: "What would really annoy you ... was it when people
ignored you or engaged you?"
Tedrico: "When they'd tell me to 'GET A JOB'! That would make
me mad because I knew I could get one when ever I
was ready to get one."
Contact Tedrico Latham:
Tel - 510.888.1401
Fax - 510.888.1403
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
4061 E. Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley, CA 94552
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