Hiya guys, so I found something strange again, similar to a post I made a year ago, which was about Mr. Hat spawning near a bashed up Walton. This time, I found Mr. Trenchcoat in the Woods with a Desert Eagle. My game isn't modded, I downloaded a savegame from the internet, and I used weather cheats, maybe that could've been the cause? Comment below what you think.
It looks like the photo was taken near Angel Pine. Some areas of the highway are marked with Desert popcycles, perhaps for immersion as it implies that vehicles from different parts of the state are using the highway. If you drove quickly enough off the highway to Shady Creeks, the spill over could still result in the spawning of desert peds. However, I don't know why a pedestrian would spawn walking around Shady Creeks. What I do know is that the photo shows him walking towards the junkyard, and thus to the road and the Flint Bridge, so it's probably him walking in a straight line to the nearest pedestrian path as his AI doesn't know what to do. Otherwise, this links well to your find from a year ago.