You may have seen him if you spent any time driving through Arden Arcade, whether you knew his name, or any details about him at all, or not.
“Dancing Dan” is actually Daniel Sloan, and he’s a sign-twirler. Various businesses in the area hire him to spin their signs, getting attention and generating business for them. A friend of Dan found him Sunday night around 11 o’clock near where he was sleeping. Apparently somebody approached him while he was sleeping, hit him several times, and left him there.
He’s 61 years old, born with developmental disabilities. He’s known pretty well in the area, and always has a positive attitude and sense of humor. He even dressed as Spider Man one day while spinning signs.
A crowdfunding page was set up to help with hospital bills, and so he can get back out there and start spinning signs again.