ABILENE, Texas — An apparently "homeless and handicapped" man in Abilene, Texas, makes about a $1,000 a weekend panhandling at a busy intersection in the city. There's just one thing.
“He is not homeless. He resides in a south side residence,” Standridge said.
“He is not wheelchair-bound but is instead dropped off every weekend to seek charity. He earns about $1,000 for his efforts, just working the weekends,” he said.
Standridge said he wanted to draw attention to the situation after residents expressed concern about the man.
He also said he wanted to encourage people to give to legitimate charities.
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