Saturday between 5:30 and 8 pm we ran into the same panhander 3 times. The first time was in the Madison Market garage. By the time we finished there, we saw him going into the Trader Joe’s garage. Awhile later he was down on 21st and Union and tried to hit us up again.
Then yesterday about 4 pm, Monday, there was a door to door scammer (I guess) saying he was collecting money for a girls’ service project for Washington Middle School . He had some magazines, City Arts I think, and a ten dollar bill. The rap went something like: you don’t reconize me because I cut off my dreds, (his head was shaved), your neighbor across the street is contributing, blah blah blah (more fast talk). I said I don’t give money to people at the door, but tell me where the organization is based. More fast talk. He asked for 21 cents and then 1 cent. Then he took off across the street.
Just to let you know.