Leo, a young man known online has the “homeless coder,” has been arrested by a New York City Police officer for sleeping on a park bench after hours – trespassing, reports Business Insider. To make matters worse, his laptop has been confiscated by the NYPD, and he may miss his opportunity to appear on NBC’s “The Today Show” on Wednesday.
For now, Leo is stuck behind bars at Central Booking for not having a proper place to sleep. More than 1,000 people have liked McConlogue’s status update about Leo’s position, and more than 500 have left messages of support. In a second update, McConlogue emphasized that the NYPD “did nothing wrong” by arresting Leo. And has asked the community to help him get “someone higher up [in the NYC government] to realize what has happened and help.” Those interested in helping Leo get out of jail can contact the NYC Mayor’s Office here.
Update: Leo is out of jail, as McConlogue revealed in a Facebook post earlier today. See the full post below:
[Image via Business Insider]
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