Panhandling Used To be Problem IN Tustn

@Hatley (164672)
Garden Grove, California
November 7, 2015 2:12pm CST
I really felt so sorry for the weatherbeaten man in his wheelchair. Elderly wrapped in n a blanket brace on a leg, he held a sign that read Vet, broke needs food money. i had just come from my bank , had jsut drawn out some money so handed him a 20 dollar bill. then I crossed the stree. I needed to pick up some prescriptions. While in line to get my meds I saw my poor vet walking better than I can down the wine aisle .With my twenty dollar bill, and I was in line behind the pan handler he bought that wine I could not afford. I went to the police station to report him. the desk Sergeant said"old Louie's at it again. Just got out of jail for panhandling. darn 'G race go pick him up and give this library lady a twenty, she worked hard for that money, shame on Louie: He told me that Louie lived with his son anmd daughter in l aw and was fed and cared for. S o I guess Louie iust went out and did this for his fun I guess. Your take mylotters on panhandlers in your area.I truly fell for his game.
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@just4him (112907)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Nov 15
I see them every once in a while, but I never give in to them. What really puts me off is when they come right up to you asking for money.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Nov 15
he had a way of posing outside my favorite restaurant but i did not taje hui sinside just gave him some money but he sure fooled me. no more if so meone is hungry I will buy them a sandwich thats all
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
7 Nov 15
Valerie, I used to give them money but now I don't when i found out one was not really homeless and had money.
@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
7 Nov 15
@Hatley I also would buy someone a meal but I will not give them any money.
@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
7 Nov 15
I haven't seen any here in this town I now live in but when I lived in a suburb of Phoenix and Sacramento I saw panhandlers all the time. Some of them were down on their luck but others did it for a living and I do believe made more money then me.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Nov 15
yes this fellow the desk sergeat told me had two hundred dollars when he was arrested last time. and he had a ho me and food and they love and care for him so he wat akjubg advabtage of us.
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
7 Nov 15
@Hatley Wow he has that much money in his pocket and is still panhandling, it should be against the law to do that.
@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Nov 15
I think there are some who are homeless, and sometimes by choice. And I think there are some who are scammers.
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
7 Nov 15
I don't know if I would agree some are homeless by choice, I know some people who have lost their jobs and have no family that can help them are now homeless through no fault of their own. I do believe there are some who are trying to scam us.
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Nov 15
this is why I give food, or a bottle of water, but never money, dont trust anyone. But glad you got your money back!
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