How many cops does it take to give a one-legged homeless man the boot? Apparently about 20!
A contingent of NYPD officers spent two hours Wednesday morning kicking out Thomas Harris, 61, from the Brooklyn plaza where he’d been camped out for weeks.
Cops tore down the hovel Harris built from shopping carts and plastic sheeting outside the subway station at Parkside and Ocean avenues, and hauled away about half of his possessions, including some of the hand drums he peddles on the street.
The ordeal also involved a pair of FDNY ambulances staffed with EMTs, and several outreach workers from the Department of Homeless Services and Breaking Ground, a non-profit city contractor.
Harris’ extended expulsion came after the DHS on Friday served him with a formal “eviction” notice, copies of which were taped up around his rent-free home and warned of Wednesday’s deadline.