Man found living atop Georgia Waffle House

Some people eat at the Waffle House so much it feels like home.

Friendly waitresses only add to the charm.

The first Waffle House is now a museum in Avondale Estates.

The first Waffle House is now a museum in Avondale Estates.

But there’s no denying the popular roadside eateries are also weirdo magnets.

Something wacky can happen at any minute. Kid Rock may be throwing punches, or cooking up grub while meeting and greeting local fans. Or maybe a famed tiny outlaw is doing his “Little Houdini” impersonation and slipping away from a hungry deputy.

In Augusta Tuesday, an air conditioner repairman found a man living atop a Gordon Highway location in what was described as a temporary shelter, according to Augusta’s ABC station.

Waffle House managers aren’t allowed to talk about the incident, and firefighters called to the scene to pluck him off the roof didn’t identify the man or know how long he was up there.

The rooftop denizen was taken to a local hospital for dehydration. It’s a good thing too, it’s going to be hotter than a Texas Melt today.

78 comments Add your comment

oh well

May 11th, 2011
12:30 pm

a hobo and a side of hash browns smothered , covered and scattered ! damn it don’t get much better

Charles

May 11th, 2011
12:35 pm

Scattered and smothered please

Elder Flower Child

May 11th, 2011
12:45 pm

Hey, he felt safe up there. Actually kind of creative.

IHOP

May 11th, 2011
12:48 pm

Was he the cook?

ssmith

May 11th, 2011
12:49 pm

Smart man! He’s the first one in line for dumpster leftovers!

vee

May 11th, 2011
12:50 pm

sounds better than where this guy lives under a bridge on I85. i’m always afraid he’ll roll over in his sleep and end up in the slow lane!

Brenda

May 11th, 2011
12:57 pm

I really think this is a sad story and not one to be laughed at and made fun of. Obviously a homeless person while your tax free megachurches remain empty other than Sunday morning while the plate is being passed. Have some compassion, it could be you or a family member next.

Old Scratch

May 11th, 2011
1:02 pm

They should let him live on top of the World of Sid & Marty Krofft when it’s resurrected!

Don

May 11th, 2011
1:04 pm

Brenda:
I am a member of a 161 year old Methodist church. In addition to daily church activities the following meet there at no charge: Alcoholics Anonymous, GED, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts.

John Marchant

May 11th, 2011
1:08 pm

The sign did say Waffle HOUSE right?

Roach

May 11th, 2011
1:08 pm

At least you can get up there. Tried living on top of a McDonalds with that high, sloping roof?

Cable Guy

May 11th, 2011
1:12 pm

I do have compassion, but, I don’t care who you are – that’s a funny story!

El Gato Malo

May 11th, 2011
1:13 pm

Our society makes pervert, pseudo-ministers like Eddie Long filthy rich, while there are sad, broken and hungry people out there that could use a hand.

Cable Guy

May 11th, 2011
1:14 pm

Talk about high sloping roofs – have you tried camping out on top of an I-Hop!

Ross

May 11th, 2011
1:17 pm

I’m glad homelessness and desperation are so funny to everyone. It’s so entertaining when bums suffer!

Ross

May 11th, 2011
1:21 pm

I apologize for my comment. It was sarcastic and contributed nothing.

joe

May 11th, 2011
1:30 pm

I prefer my perch atop Blue Ridge Grill. I can see the interstate traffic driving by…

Dandy Don's boy

May 11th, 2011
1:35 pm

Just because I go to church I am now supposed to buy this man a house and meal. Who is paying for my house and meals…..l

vince neil

May 11th, 2011
1:37 pm

You feel at home at Waffle House!

cy

May 11th, 2011
1:40 pm

wonder if he had a fort made of waffles?

btw, nice recent photo.

Bluto

May 11th, 2011
1:44 pm

I say we take up a collection to remove the stick out of Brenda’s A**

Pissed off

May 11th, 2011
1:47 pm

What really makes me made is America is sending all of our money to other countries and our own country has so much need for help….

Cable Guy

May 11th, 2011
1:48 pm

Why did someone have to mention churches and pastors and ruin a funny blog?

NANA

May 11th, 2011
2:07 pm

The plight of the homeless is a sad one. I am sure he felt a sense of security being off the street. God bless him and I pray he can find his way out of darkness.

Bredna

May 11th, 2011
2:07 pm

Eddie Long will lend a hand…he always does with the longfellows :)

Eddie Long

May 11th, 2011
2:08 pm

Hey Bluto, I say we call over some of my buddies from our Mega Church, and shove a nice big fat stick up your a**.

Church Lady

May 11th, 2011
2:09 pm

Enter your comments here

Church Lady

May 11th, 2011
2:10 pm

All you people are sooooo special.

what???

May 11th, 2011
2:15 pm

@Brenda…not sure what church you are referring too, but we had 2500 in worship Sunday, saw 25 decisions made, had 30 folks in downtown for 9 hours Saturday loving on the folks under the bridges, have events 7 days a week……just fyi….by the way, our chance 2 group was busting at the seams this week also.

bailer

May 11th, 2011
2:39 pm

Its a good thing the lord is all about faith and forgiveness. you are such a sad bunch.

Brenda

May 11th, 2011
2:39 pm

@Don, and I bet your church isn’t a megachurch is it?

bailer

May 11th, 2011
2:44 pm

@eddie long—- you of all people would know about the stick.

mike

May 11th, 2011
2:51 pm

Let’s give him Brenda’s address. She won’t mind taking the ole chap in. Right Brenda?

El Gato Malo

May 11th, 2011
2:53 pm

Eddie Long isn’t gay, but his bofriends are!

Sharissa

May 11th, 2011
2:54 pm

Brenda, there is no reason why you should lay the insensitive comments at the door of the church. There is no indication that these people are professed followers of Christ. Why must you jump to such a conclusion? Come with me to Alabama next weekend to try to help my suffering hometown. Or go with me downtown to minister to the poor people who live around Boulevard. Or go with me on prison ministry. Let your actions match your fingerpointing.

The Ghost of Lester Maddox

May 11th, 2011
2:56 pm

Any truth to the rumor that he was actually better dressed and groomed than the patrons inside at the time?

Oh, and there was less dirt under his fingernails than the nails of the cook.

Ha!

Sharissa

May 11th, 2011
2:57 pm

And yes, mine is a megachurch, which is full every Sunday in two chapels at each 9:30 and 11:30 service, and out in the community the rest of the week ministering to the poor, the abused, the homeless, the orphans, and the prostitutes. We are full of the love of Christ and take his command to feed his sheep quite literally. You can’t tar us all with the same brush.

Eddie Long

May 11th, 2011
2:59 pm

Hey Bad Cat, do i sense a little Homo Phobia, my Boy Friends can take care of that for you. Why don’t you stop by the Church, we can meet and have some Sweet Tea…

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shaggy

May 11th, 2011
3:03 pm

That is quality housing on that part of Gordon Road. Augusta has The National, Fort Gordon, and that is about it.

Hot and Fresh

May 11th, 2011
3:03 pm

I’d rather live on top of a Krispy Kreme than a Waffle House anyday!

El Gato Malo

May 11th, 2011
3:04 pm

No thanks, Eddie Long. I pass. You and your boyfriends keep on playing “hide the winnie”.

Dumbo

May 11th, 2011
3:09 pm

Greasy!!!!!!!

Not sure how this made the news, but..

May 11th, 2011
3:11 pm

Brenda – Well said
Don – That’s nice but organized religion is still the root of all evil in the world
John – Clever

Not sure how this made the news, but..

May 11th, 2011
3:11 pm

Brenda – Well said
Don – That’s nice but organized religion is still the root of all evil in the world.
John – Clever

Dine 'N Dash

May 11th, 2011
3:29 pm

Did he wash his hands before returning to work?

Vicki

May 11th, 2011
3:35 pm

Very popular space in India. Whole families live on the roof of businesses in makeshift shelters, even using an open fire for cooking and warmth.

Why Not!

May 11th, 2011
3:39 pm

Im moving to the roof of JR Crickets

Bishop Eddie Longs Red Panties

May 11th, 2011
3:56 pm

HN

May 11th, 2011
3:57 pm

Somewhere in the background I can hear the Coasters singing “Up on the Roof”…Maybe the poor fellow could adopt this as his theme song. He at least deserves a complimentary glass of ice tea for all the free publicity he his providing for the Awful House.