But these guys surely aren’t living in a youth shelter, right? They’re over 30 years old.
Police arrested Deonca Haymond late last month after he allegedly battered a Boystown 7-Eleven employee and stole from the store. While he told police that he was 27 at the time of his arrest, court records show that he was born in 1984—making him 32-years-old.
Haymond has an impressive arrest record, mostly for retail theft, under a variety of aliases, according to court records. The 7-Eleven case resulted in him serving 17 days of jail time in exchange for a guilty plea.
Slaughter also listed 835 West Addison as his home address.
He’s so old, he actually went to prison for the first time 16 years ago—right around the time that most people we’d consider youths were being born. So, he surely isn’t crashing at the youth shelter.
His 2000 and 2001 convictions for narcotics earned Slaughter four-year prison terms, according to court records.
In addition to hosting The Crib, Lakeview Lutheran Church operates “Lakeview Employment Group. ” LEG hires people experiencing “homelessness, chronic unemployment, criminal backgrounds, or youth (18-24)” to be parking attendants during Cubs games, to maintain public planters, and to work at the group’s resale shop.
Participants are paid $10 an hour and receive CTA passes, according to the group’s website.