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Old Yesterday, 02:08 PM
 
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Did police even ask her where her baby was? They DID notice she didn't have a baby with her, right?

I'm telling you, people, it's an EPIDEMIC of opioid proportions! Women forgetting their babies EVERYWHERE!
^^THis^ made my day!

Now I gotta figure out where I left my baby ....Hope the Dingoes didnt eat it.
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Old Yesterday, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I never give to panhandlers and feel poorly for not doing so but it is examples like this woman and one from my own experience about 20 years ago.

I was working in front of a convenience store (power washing the sidewalk) on Mass Ave in Boston at about 2am and there was a guy standing at the entrance asking people for spare change as the exited the store. He was dressed well enough in the "gear" of the time with nice sneakers. A bit later in the night I witnessed the "shift change". Another guy came along dressed just as well, they greeted each other, the first one took the contents of the cup and put it into his pocket and then handed the cup to the new guy who took up the spot near the door to the store.



It was crazy how many people gave these guys money especially when it looked like they didn't need it but what was really sad was that a few doors down there was a homeless woman sleeping in a doorway.
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Old Yesterday, 02:56 PM
 
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I agree - I feel the same way when I see someone using EBT when they have numerous tattoos and piercings. Those things are not cheap and tells me that they don't handle their financials properly.

You know, you're probably right, but just because someone could have afforded something 5 years ago, doesn't mean that their life did not suddenly turn south at some point, and possibly for a reason out of their control, and there is no way they could afford it now. A tattoo is permanent (unless you pay additional to have it removed), you can't go back and get a refund and have it disappear. They can't sell it for cash value and give it to someone else.
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Old Yesterday, 03:21 PM
 
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As a receptionist, a man walked in and sat a note down in front of me. It read in part that he was a deaf mute and was asking for a hand out. I just had an odd feeling about him and shook my head to let him know I didn't have the money.

He turned around and as he neared the door I called out, "Oh wait, I have $20 to give you!"

He immediately turned around and said, "Thanks!" I told him to get out!
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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As a receptionist, a man walked in and sat a note down in front of me. It read in part that he was a deaf mute and was asking for a hand out. I just had an odd feeling about him and shook my head to let him know I didn't have the money.

He turned around and as he neared the door I called out, "Oh wait, I have $20 to give you!"

He immediately turned around and said, "Thanks!" I told him to get out!
That is hilarious. We get the "deaf mute" beggars on the NYC subway.
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Old Today, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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A man stopped me in a parking lot a year or so ago to ask me for money. He was carrying the latest iPhone that cost $1000. I asked if he'd sell me his phone for $500, he said some not so nice things and walked away. He probably can afford that iPhone because of his intimidating people for money in parking lots.
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Old Today, 08:32 AM
 
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Most of the panhandlers I’ve seen don’t look like they can’t get a job. Standing in the heat and walking back and forth all day isn’t easy. It must be worth it then? Don’t be foolish and give to these people. There are plenty of ways to help the TRUE homeless in your community. Do your research.....
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Old Today, 09:11 AM
 
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Several times, I've seen the panhandlers who work the I-95/US Rt. 1/MD Rt. 175 interchange changing shifts as a guy in a BMW picks them up and drops off the next shift.
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Old Today, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I dont think this concerns police and they should not be making comments about it.


Its up to individuals if they want to give money to someone asking for it, I do not need someone else (especially police) telling me who deserves it and who does not...thats up to me to decide.


If police want to warn me of scams, they should be instructing people to avoid local banks, payday loan places, buy here pay here car lots,etc etc too!!
It totally concerns the police. If they hadn't been following the pandhandler who accosted me and threatened my life, I don't know if I would be here today. The cops get to know who of the panhandlers might be potentially dangerous and who isn't.
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Old Today, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Was she arrested? Charged with what -- panhandling with an expensive purse? How do the police know the purse wasn't a knockofff, or bought at a thrift shop?

What's the story here? The local police Department trots out a press release waning you to make sure panhandlers are really poor before giving them change? Even Facebook should be embarrassed for taking this tripe seriously.

My wife bought a purse at SA for five bucks, and her SIL said "OMG, that's a $500 purse".
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