Homeless Man Asks Condo Owners to Call Police

TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have revealed a homeless man’s ritual that keeps landing him in jail, apparently voluntarily.

Police say Edgard Santiago walks to the same southwest Florida condo building and dials up a random number. When a condo owner answers the phone, Santiago asks them to call the police.

The Tampa Bay Times (p://tinyurl.com/9ecxfkf) reports the 58-year-old has done it about 30 times since 2009. Jail records show he sometimes racks up multiple counts of trespassing in one trip.

Santiago was arrested again Sunday — four days after his last arrest.

Authorities say he does not appear to be drunk or on drugs