Fort Wayne Police were helping a homeless man who was trying to get to Rome City – by wheelchair, according to scanner traffic.
An officer called for assistance after the man, who said he was homeless from Florida and in a wheelchair because of a broken hip, was rolling his wheelchair on the westbound side of Goshen Road between Coliseum Boulevard and a northbound exit to Interstate 69 at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to scanner traffic. Goshen is three lanes in each direction there and the man was considered a road hazard.
The man told the officer he was hoping a relative in Rome City would help him and that he had been stuck at a truck stop for two days and that going by wheelchair was the only mode of transportation he had.
Police were contacting the relative and the Steuben County Sheriff's Department to help the man.