CLEVELAND – Action News discovered that two men who were arrested for their suspected roles in two separate Downtown Cleveland attacks have something in common -- they're both homeless.
Action News first told you about a holdup at a Chester Avenue parking garage on Tuesday morning. The suspect, who was arrested less than a block from the garage, turned out to be a homeless man.
The same is true for the suspect arrested last week in the kidnapping of a Cleveland State University student from a CSU parking lot.
The news has people who live and work Downtown asking if the homeless in Cleveland are becoming more violent. It's a difficult question to answer.
"I think that anyone under these circumstances, not that it's right, would be more apt to commit a crime," a homeless man named Curacus Brindisi said. "I'm sure nobody wants to hurt somebody, but when you lose your job and your family, there's no telling what you might do."