It’s not a one-way street

Winnipeg Free Press - Section H - - FRONT PAGE - By Mary Agnes Welch

RYAN Two­hearts thun­ders be­tween the truck and the store, con­tort­ing him­self to grab as many shrinkwrapped pack­ages as he can in one trip.

With his baggy pants, camo hoodie and big work­boots, he’s a lit­tle out of place amid the frilly, girlie things in the back­room of the women’s cloth­ing shop in Kil­do­nan Place mall.

But this job de­liv­er­ing mer­chan­dise, and how well he does it, are a source of pride. He can load a truck in about an hour and his old bud­dies from the street think he’s a “goodie-good boy.”

“That time, the past, who I was, it just dis­gusts me now,” said Two­hearts, now 18. “It feels like I want to be a bet­ter per­son.”

Two­hearts stole his first car when he was 12 or 13, mostly be­cause he was bored. Over the next few years, he be­came one of the city’s no­to­ri­ous chronic car thieves.

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