TAMPA BAY, Fla. — According to the Tampa Bay Times, Tom Horner, 60, who has been living in his Chevy Impala for a year, rode out Hurricane Irma inside the carwash at a Thornton’s on Sept. 10th.
“It was sturdy and had concrete walls,” Horner said. “It wasn’t the brightest idea, but I had nowhere else to go. I was scared to death when all the transformers blew.”
Horner said he doesn’t like shelters, the article noted.
“They have too many rules,” he added. “I don’t like people telling me what to do.”
On Sept. 11th, Horner was sitting in his wheelchair by a pump at the gas station even though Thornton’s was still closed, the article noted.
He claimed he ran his car all Sunday night to keep the air conditioner on, the article added.
“I only have an eighth of a tank,” Horner said. “I can’t get anywhere. I’m stuck without gas.”
At the time of reporting, he was unsure when it would open, but Horner did not plan to leave until it did.
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