What began as an inability to navigate the streets of the Windy City has now given many at Wheaton College something to worry about.
The Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism called his colleagues at least twice a week over the last several months to get directions back to campus, and Justin Taylor became increasingly worried about where Ed would end up late at night. “It was pretty humorous. He would get lost all the time in the city, and I would be his guide home. I started to notice he was getting lost farther and farther South, which isn’t a very safe area. As the months flew by, I noticed tattoos on his arm and a tear drop tattoo under his eye. I would pass by his office and he’d be playing really loud rap music. Not Lecrae’s stuff. Mostly gangster rap. He’s probably in a gang now.”
Students began to make other observations about Ed as well. “His pants got really, really saggy. I thought he was losing weight. Eventually, his pants sagged down to his knees and I knew something was up. He would dive behind trees and bushes whenever a car would slowly pass by. Turns out he probably joined a gang,” said Jessica Friedman. “The tear drop tat under his eye is a dead giveaway.”