Homeless Woman Found Living Inside Michigan Rooftop Store Sign with Computer and Coffee Maker

Homeless Woman Found Living Inside Michigan Rooftop Store Sign with Computer and Coffee Maker

Contractors looking at an extension cord on the roof of a grocery store in Michigan were shocked to find that a 34-year-old woman was living in the business sign. Police say there was enough room for a computer, printer, and coffee maker.

“She had nowhere to live,” Midland Police Officer Brennon Warren said Thursday. “It’s a strange story about someone living in a sign.”

Warren said the woman, whose name was not given, told cops she had another job but had been living in the Family Fare sign for about a year. On April 23, she was found.

You can find Midland 130 miles (209 kilometers) north of Detroit. It is best known as the world home of Dow Inc.

The Family Fare store is in a strip of stores. It has a triangle-shaped sign on top of it. Warren said that the construction of the sign is about 5 feet (1.5 metres) wide and 8 feet (2.4 metres) high. It has a door and can be reached from the roof.

“Some flooring was put down.” “A little desk,” he said. “Her clothes.” A Keurig coffee machine. Things that you’d find in your own home, like a printer and a computer.

Warren said that the woman could get power because she plugged a power cord into an outlet on the roof.

A ladder wasn’t to be seen. Warren thought the woman might have got to the roof by climbing up behind the store or in other stores.

“To be honest, I have no idea how she got up there.” “She also didn’t say anything,” he said.

Several people from SpartanNash, which owns Family Fare, said that store employees acted “with the utmost compassion and professionalism.”

“Making sure there is enough safe, affordable housing is still a big problem across the country that our community needs to work together to solve,” Adrienne Chance said, refusing to say anything else.

Warren said the lady was helpful and agreed right away to leave. No charges were brought.

The officer said, “We gave her some information about services in the area.” “She said she was sorry and went on her way.” I have no idea where she went after that.

Midland, which has 42,000 people, needs more low-cost housing, according to the head of a local charity that helps people get food and a place to stay.

In her role as someone who helps homeless people, Saralyn Temple of Midland’s Open Door said, “I have to say that she was very resourceful.” “Of course, we don’t want people to do illegal things to find housing.” Plenty of better choices are out there.

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