Man Who Walked 21 Miles To Work And Back Now Fears For His Safety


When the story of a Detroit man who had been walking 21 miles to work, every day, went viral, it inspired a tidal wave of kindness.

James Robertson, 56, asked the Detroit Police to help him move to a new neighborhood. He had been walking to work every day, over an enormous distance of 21 miles. He started to feel unsafe after hearing reports on the news about an 86-year-old man who had been murdered in the area after winning $20,000 in the lottery. “We had a meeting with him [and] he expressed interest that he did not feel safe,” confirmed Detroit Police Capt. Aric Tosqui.

When the Internet caught wind of the story, donations started pouring in, including $350,000 and a new car!

Robertson, who works as an injection molder at Schain Mold & Engineering, is not yet sure what he will do with the new jackpot of his own. “Really, if anybody would have told me that this was going to blow up like this, I’d say you were crazy,” Robertson said in an interview with WWJ’s Charlie Langton.

Watch Robertson’s story below: