Photos and Story by Danielle DeRosa
Hanging out by the river all day where tourists and Reno residents these days want to see how high the river is and how fast it's going makes you visible. We recently caught up with Leroy, who then said he went by Hobo, while he panhandled holding up a "Please Help" sign with a wide grin.
He told us he's from Michigan City, Indiana, where winters can also be very cold and windy. His possessions are in a red shopping cart, as he's without stable housing and living on the streets of Reno, but not without romance in his heart.
The night before he says he got smitten by a woman he met in a parking lot.