Some people are just busy — it's a reality that a reporter learns to accept very early in their career after so many calls go unanswered and messages remain unreturned. But it's not something you would expect from a homeless guy.
Tom Barth was homeless. He didn't have an address or a place with running water and electricity to go to. But he had a cell phone. In a place where homeless people have laptops, maybe having a cell phone isn't that strange, although it struck me as odd. Odder still was the fact that Barth was a hard guy to get a hold of.