Because of his appearance, some may believe he's homeless. His often loud, unintelligible mumbling might make some scared of him or believe he is dangerous.
But Eric Hayes, who can often be seen walking along the streets of Taylor County in well-worn military attire, has an apartment where he can rest his head at night and money for food and clothes.
Those who know Hayes, however, say they believe he is content with walking the streets and wearing his tattered clothes. And several people in the community, family and strangers, check on him regularly.