A couple of nights ago I was awoken by voices coming from the downstairs garage. Conversational but rather loud. I looked at my watch -- 3 am. I told myself it might be someone who'd returned home late and was possibly arguing with a friend on his phone. But after 10 or 15 minutes it was still going, and I gradually realized the voice wasn't arguing -- it was blah-blahing.

A few minutes later I went downstairs and found a couple of mentally unhinged homeless dudes on the garage floor. The loud-voiced guy, in his late 30s or early 40s, was sitting cross-legged next to a spread-out blanket, u...

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