Thousands raised for 'Walking Man' attacked last week

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Joseph Kromelis, also known as Chicago's "Walking Man"

CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than $32,000 has been raised to help the so-called "Walking Man," who is often seen wandering around the Loop, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Joseph Kromelis, 69, was beaten last week on Lower Wacker Drive.

However, it appears he's trying to keep to himself, which is making it difficult to get the money to him.

The newspaper reports that he's made it clear to the staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital that it did not want any media attention.

Perry McCarlton, 41, faces one misdemeanor count of reckless conduct causing bodily harm for the beating, police said.

Joseph Kromelis with his family

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