Tehachapi Police, community help homeless man find a place to stay

Posted at 11:36 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 02:36:06-04

When Tehachapi Police sent out a picture of Norman Levine, the support from the community has since poured in for the homeless 77-year-old.

Levine spent three nights on a bench at Railroad Park in Tehachapi until Wednesday night, when police offered to buy him a room in a motel.

Tehachapi Police posted on Facebook what happened along with a picture of Levine, and the support from the community has been nonstop since. 

"When officers contacted Norm we were greeted by a funny, kind, and generous man who is currently homeless. Norm is currently on a waiting list for low income senior housing that can take months," part of the post reads.

Levine said he is overwhelmed with gratitude from the generosity he's received. 

"They can't do enough! I've had maybe 15 people knock on my door today," Levine said. 

Levine had lived in Tehachapi before, but after falling on hard times, and without a job, Levine decided to move back to the community he had once called home.

He now has a room at the Ranch Motel in Tehachapi until Tuesday. Levine is looking for something permanent in the area, along with a part-time job.