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Who would hurt Dancing Dan Sloan?

Sign twirler Daniel Sloan, better known as "Dancing Dan," sits in his hospital bed at the Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center on Tuesday in Sacramento after he was attacked Sunday night.
Sign twirler Daniel Sloan, better known as "Dancing Dan," sits in his hospital bed at the Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center on Tuesday in Sacramento after he was attacked Sunday night. ezentner@sacbee.com

Dancing Dan

Re “Sign twirler ‘Dancing Dan’ out of ICU. Why would someone beat this neighborhood icon?” (sacbee.com June 14): It was with great sadness that I read the article about Dancing Dan being brutally attacked while sleeping (on the street!) and hospitalized. I do not know Daniel Sloan, but I can say that my children and I have enjoyed his exuberance of spirit and sign twirling expertise over many years while living in the Arden Arcade neighborhood. I have great confidence that the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department will find those responsible for this cruel act. Mr. Sloan models kindness and love. To me, he is a beacon for all of us in what seems to be a time of unrestrained angst and rage. I send wishes of recovery and also thanks to him for helping me remember the fundamentals of life.

Dana Clare Smith, Auburn

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