By Linda Sutter – September 28, 2021
Rubber Tramps, aka, camper trailers and RVs, is the slang term for the new HOBO/Felons.
You see them on our South Beach. You see them at Walmart and other places of business begging for money, and now we see them in our jails and hospitals.
Some community businesses have offered to help them to get them to move along, however, to no avail. Their license plates are more than likely expired, or not showing at all. They leave heavy bags of garbage and other debris where ever they decide to park.
One such person whose name is Sam but goes by aka Cadillac Sam was hosted on a YouTube video while he was in Del Norte County Jail. For approximately 20 minutes this individual was allowed to talk to a show host on YouTube while in Jail. At one point an officer took the inmate’s phone from him and asked the host of the YouTube video show if this phone call was on YouTube.
What kind of people are these RV, Campers, and vans hosting? Felons, pedophiles, rapist, drug lords and the like. One video which will be displayed after this initial report was from a Hispanic dude named Andrew. In the video, Andrew, who lives in a very expensive RV displayed $50,000 dollars of wrapped hundred dollar bills. Guess whatever he and his wife are doing is lucrative by any means. Still want to give those hard earned dollars to these people who stand on the roadside begging for money? I am guilty of doing it, all of us have succumbed to our empathy but after seeing $50 g’s I don’t think so.
The worst part about what is going to happen in our community is YouTube. YouTube is advocating for these hobos to move to Crescent City. That’s right, Crescent City. You don’t have to go too far to see what is occurring at South Beach. You don’t have to go far but a drive down Howe Drive or Anchor Way to see that our town will be suffering from unwanted characters coming into Crescent City, filling up our jails, only to be released within a few days back to the public, and utilizing the hospital at their beck and call.
The hobos aka Rubber Tramps brag about not paying any taxes, not paying rent, not paying for insurance, etc. and getting everything for free, and believe people who work are jealous of them. A lot of them have warrants from other states but their warrants are such low felony charges, that they do not get extradited.
Why are our hands tied in this community? How was Orick able to rid all the RV-ers and campers that used to stay for free along that stretch of pristine beach? The Coastal Commission has been alerted but to no avail. It is only a matter of a couple of more months before more people will be fleecing to our County. Crime will go up. These people have nothing to give to this community but hardship.