Arrest warrant issued for missing homeless man


The homeless man beaten by South Side teens last week was scheduled to be arraigned this week in Youngstown Municipal Court for causing a disturbance at a fast-food restaurant, but no one seems to know where he is.

Police were called to McDonald’s on Fifth Avenue Monday to handle a man said to have been yelling at staff and refusing to leave the restaurant.

Officers went to the restaurant just after 8:30 p.m. and found Thomas Boddie, 58, at the restaurant causing a disturbance. Police reports say Boddie had been warned on two previous occasions in October to stay away from the McDonalds property.

Boddie is charged with criminal trespass. Police said once he was taken into custody, Boddie continued to be difficult with officers — even spitting at officers before being booked into the county jail.

Boddie was given a date to appear in court and released from the jail, but never showed up for the hearing. City Prosecutor Jay Macejko said a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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