Transient wrapped in blanket found in middle of La Jolla street

San Diego Police Department Detective Gary Hassen said police found a homeless man wrapped in a blanket in the middle of the street in front of 5786 La Jolla Blvd. in Bird Rock about 8:10 a.m. Thursday morning.

“A transient was laying in the middle of the street refusing to get up saying he wanted to end his life now,” said Hassen. Drivers were swerving around the transient who was “naked and wrapped in a blanket,” according to bystanders.

“Officers arrived on the scene and transported the transient to County Mental Health for evaluation,” said Hassen.