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Offline Captain Video

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Homeless Superhero patrolling the city streets of Atlanta
« on: April 14, 2019, 02:05:42 PM »
I felt that this was worth sharing and mite spark up some interesting conversation.

Do NOT fuck with homeless in Atlanta, They now have exosuits!



This man patrols the surrounding downtown neighborhoods nightly. I have seen him while driving around but never spoke to him.

His cousin replied to this picture on FB after several people offered verbal support.

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He is my first cousin. Tony has a brilliant mind but unfortunately also suffers from mental health issues. His suit resembles that of Ironman. He’s been working on it for over a year. Maybe two.

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Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the support and will pass it along to Tony. He is incredibly open to people asking about his suit and says it’s for his protection against things that come to harm him or cause him pain (which is what triggered his episodes). It takes an incredible amount to ingenuity to create something like this out of coat hangers, zip ties lol and a motorcycle helmet. I really do hope he gets recognized for bringing joy and inspiring people in Atlanta. If you see him say Hi! Ask him about his suit.

It makes me both happy and sad to see how this man is dealing with his mental health issues. I wish I had an incredibly awesome exosuit to protect me from my own demons. If I bump into him in person I will most certainly be buying him a meal, donation for his suit, or whatever he wants.
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Re: Homeless Superhero patrolling the city streets of Atlanta
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 06:08:11 PM »
That is really cool. Hopefully with the publicity I'm sure this man will attract will come some help with his struggles. This is emotionally inspiring for me for sure. It's like the plot of a film, really. I'm reminded of the movie Super for some reason.

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Re: Homeless Superhero patrolling the city streets of Atlanta
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 11:59:50 PM »
Someone should get him a ticket to DragonCon.

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Re: Homeless Superhero patrolling the city streets of Atlanta
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 12:15:35 PM »
Love it.
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Re: Homeless Superhero patrolling the city streets of Atlanta
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 12:39:48 PM »
Kinda sad that he is relegated to handling his own mental health issues.  The suit is an interesting metaphor though.  I hope it is not mistaken as aggressive.
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Re: Homeless Superhero patrolling the city streets of Atlanta
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2019, 10:26:27 PM »
Kinda sad that he is relegated to handling his own mental health issues.  The suit is an interesting metaphor though.  I hope it is not mistaken as aggressive.

I fear this man may not be being relegated but instead possibly refusing to seek and/or accept treatment.
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