PHOENIX – David Lee Witherspoon Jr. is a man who wears many hats; or shoes, more like it.
“I’m kind of like Mr. Rogers,” Witherspoon laughed. “So, I had a lot of shoes that day.”
Witherspoon serves as a full-time employee at the Phoenix Veteran Affairs, as well as president of one of St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantries at St. Mary’s Basilica in downtown Phoenix.
It was last Wednesday when Witherspoon was pulling out of the non-profit’s main campus near Interstate 17 and 7th Avenue. Witherspoon could not believe what he saw at first, but finally figured out that there was a man crawling on the ground.
“I stopped my car,” Witherspoon said. “I didn’t even pull over. I just saw him right away, so I got out and I asked him, ‘Sir, what’s wrong?'”
The man was using socks to cover his hands and his pants to serve as a barrier between the …