Some homeless individuals in Dallas treated onlookers to a show this past week, washing themselves and enjoying a public sex romp in separate incidents.

On Friday, a homeless service request was filed with the City about an incident outside Kalita Humphreys Theater at 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Council Member Paul Ridley’s District 14.

The request, logged as open, reads: “They were taking baths in front of patrons waiting in line to go to the theater.”

Over the last 30 days, 939 homeless service requests were filed with the City of Dallas, with 84 logged as open. The City’s Office of Homeless Solutions 311 homeless service calls dashboard displays the number and status of such service requests on a rolling 30-day basis.

Two days earlier, on June 19, someone called 311 to report that homeless people “in the nude” were starting a campfire “to the right of [5800 Maple Ave.] going towards the wooded area next to the business” in Council Member Jesse Moreno’s District 2. The dashboard has the request classified as open.

An older request, filed on June 17, described a homeless takeover at Pacific Park in District 14:

“Loose dogs, trash, drugs, and inappropriate behavior is happening at Pacific Park. Homeless have taken over this area with their bags, loose dogs, and constant yelling or fighting. Homeless are engaging in drug use and sexual activities in the public.”

The request was also listed as open.

Dozens of other service requests, while less salacious, refer to homeless encampments where individuals are starting fires, leaving trash in the streets, and loudly arguing. When The Dallas Express reviewed the dashboard on June 22, 84 requests were marked as open.

Council Member Omar Narvaez’s District 6 had the most open requests, with eight listed as “in progress” and 11 others labeled “new.”

District 13, represented by Council Member Gay Donnell Willis, had the second-most open requests. Eight requests were new, and three were in progress.

Polling shows that a decisive majority of Dallas residents think homelessness, vagrancy, and aggressive panhandling are “major” problems in the City. Dallasites also seem to support a “one-stop-shop” homeless services model like the one utilized by Haven for Hope in San Antonio.

The model has been credited with a 77% reduction in unsheltered homelessness in San Antonio’s downtown area.

Some local stakeholders want to try out the model in Dallas. However, whether the Dallas City Council will sign off on such an approach is unclear.