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Community Outreach for Man Who Walked 29 Miles to Pay Ticket

Ray Norman walked from Atlanta to Lilburn to pay a traffic ticket. Now strangers are coming forward to help the man who says he's "down on his luck."

Community Outreach for Man Who Walked 29 Miles to Pay Ticket
By Patch Editor  Vanzetta Evans

Last week, Patch reported how Lilburn police officers  paid cab fare for a man who walked 29 miles from downtown Atlanta to pay a traffic ticket. And he made the eight hour trek in subfreezing temperatures.

Ray Norman told WSB-TV he's "down on his luck," and that is why he is staying at a homeless shelter in Atlanta. 

But his luck may be changing. After learning of his story, total strangers are coming forward to help the man out. One man even gave Norman $3,000 and is helping him find a job.

People have also offered the Lilburn officers money for their good deeds, but they cannot accept it due to the department's policy. Instead, the good hearted officers are asking people to send their money and support to Norman.

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