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Houston panhandler found with $3,426.78

..."He asked the lady for money and she refused,” said METRO Police Capt. Mike Raney. “He continued the request for more money. The officer was standing just a few feet from the panhandler at the time."

Police stepped in and questioned 42-year-old James Dillon but were not expecting what they were about to find on him.

When Dillon did not have any ID, plain clothes police officers searched him. Looking down in one pocket they found a wad of $1,700 in cash. Looking in the other pocket they found even more money and another citation for panhandling issued last month.

The homeless man’s cash added up to $3,426.78.

And he was caught asking for another quarter.


http://www.kvue.com/news/state/stories/011607kvuepanhandler-bkm.2c982b90.html
 

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Yeah, I've heard that the real hustlers can do pretty good, there you go. Maybe I should give this a try. :hihi:

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To bad they couldn't check his bank balance. Guy's probably loaded.
 

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i had a guy ask me for a dollar one time as i was goin into the store for some smokes.....all i had was enough to get my cigs so i told him no.....on the way out i saw someone handing him a buck and he added it to his wad of cash in his pocket.....had to be $30-40

what a loser
 

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I wonder if he was looking for a solid quarter?
 
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i had a guy ask me for a dollar one time as i was goin into the store for some smokes.....all i had was enough to get my cigs so i told him no.....on the way out i saw someone handing him a buck and he added it to his wad of cash in his pocket.....had to be $30-40

what a loser
You should have asked him for a dollar.
 

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When the bums ask for $$ for food, I'll tell them I'll buy them a sandwhich. 99% of the time they balk.
 

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When the bums ask for $$ for food, I'll tell them I'll buy them a sandwhich. 99% of the time they balk.

I do the same actually. When they come to me saying their car broke down and need money for gas I start asking them all sorts of crazy stuff. I've offered them jobs and they never want to hear anything like that for some reason.:shrug: But sometimes if I'm bored I'll sit there and BS with them for 5 minutes or so, even making them admit that they are going get a beer or a hit with the money. When they are finally honest I'll give them a dollar or so after they pump gas for me. It's actually pretty fun to talk to them sometimes because they have some crazy stories.:dunno:
 

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When the bums ask for $$ for food, I'll tell them I'll buy them a sandwhich. 99% of the time they balk.
An older gentleman I know taught me this.

You really make the resturants mad when you walk in with a homeless person.
 

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About four years ago a fella approached me and asked for money while I was gassing up my car. I simply and flatly told him no and he got belligerent and threatened to kick my arse, blah, blah, blah...

I doused him with gas and asked him if he had a light.

Back in the 90's me and a group of troops were going to a tour of the FBI building. Somehow I got stuck with driving duty (which really sucks because I hated driving in DC) We stopped at one intersection and a panhandler starts to head towards our van with a squeegee and water bottle.

I hit the windshield washers.

I hate panhandlers. I hate them because there are some people out there that are really in need and are trying to do something to get their lives back on track. They distract us from those people. The kinds of people most of us would want to help...
 

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About four years ago a fella approached me and asked for money while I was gassing up my car. I simply and flatly told him no and he got belligerent and threatened to kick my arse, blah, blah, blah...

I doused him with gas and asked him if he had a light.

Back in the 90's me and a group of troops were going to a tour of the FBI building. Somehow I got stuck with driving duty (which really sucks because I hated driving in DC) We stopped at one intersection and a panhandler starts to head towards our van with a squeegee and water bottle.

I hit the windshield washers.

I hate panhandlers. I hate them because there are some people out there that are really in need and are trying to do something to get their lives back on track. They distract us from those people. The kinds of people most of us would want to help...

Man, that's a lotta hatin'. Personally, I try to keep a damper on that.

One night on Dec. 23 about 16 years ago I was downtown sitting in my car with a friend, uh, talking. A pitiful waif of a guy came up to my car and went into a song and dance "Merry Christmas, I'm so hungry, could you..." I dumped about 3 or 5 bucks in tip change (I was a BBQ delivery driver when I was in school) into his hand, and he was thankful. Then he promptly did an about face and trudged into the bar that we were about to go into. I got irritated, followed him into the bar, and took the beer away from him. I poured it out and bid him a good night. I later adopted the "I'll buy you some food approach" too.
 

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