Detroit -- Earl Jones went from squatter to homeowner last week. All it took was $500 and a three-hour walk.
The 61-year-old onetime homeless man had been living for eight months in a tax-foreclosed bungalow on East State Fair. Friday, he walked eight miles to a Wayne County property sale and bought the home outright.
He was able to scrape together the purchase price, but had nothing left for bus fare.