DALLAS -- Pastor Lee Cadena and his wife, Diana, have walked the walk and talked the talk. Now, they've sealed their commitment to the homeless by chaining themselves to a pillar at Tent City under Interstate 45.
"This is the last day that people are allowed to be here. That's the reason we chained ourselves up and we're trying to fight for them," Pastor Lee told NewsFix on Tuesday.
Most of the residents packed up and moved on without a fight.
"The officers didn't have to get engaged with anyone today. That was just amazing. This is the first time we have been able to close down an entire encampment with essentially case workers only and no officers involved," said Dave Hogan with Dallas PD.
But Pastor Lee and Diana stayed put with chains to ensure they wouldn't be easy to move.
By noon, Tent City was officially closed, but if you drive half a mile, you'll find another Tent City. And most of the people who used to live in the Tent City that closed Tuesday are setting up camp there.
Pastor Lee and his wife finally agreed to unchain themselves after they were promised a meeting with City Council on how to deal with the homeless in Dallas.
Although they had to leave, they aren't heading home. For now, home will be under another bridge.