Man’s heated exchange with panhandler goes viral

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Some residents in Oklahoma City are angry after they claimed they’ve been duped by a 78-year-old woman who begs for money every day.

A man confronted the woman after he says he saw her get into a brand new car.

A woman who was standing nearby also gave money to the woman. She recorded the exchanged and things escalated quickly.

KFOR-TV reports that Daniel Ayala said he approached the elderly woman and said, “You ask for money in the middle of the street and you drive a 2013 car.”

The video has since gone viral. The panhandler’s family reached out on Facebook and said their grandmother does have a permit.

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11 comments

  • Ron Campbell Jr.

    Nothing new here.
    I’m really tired of the habitual homeless, who make a living panhandling so they can drink & buy drugs.
    And before I get berated for my views – I’ve been homeless in Chicago, I know. I know the places these people can get free meals from, and so do they, yet they ask for money for “food” 2 blocks away from the places giving it away!
    I watched one guy from the Western stop on the Blue Line – I watched from the platform as he pulled a wad of bills from his pocket & put them in his wallet, then proceed to start begging again when the next train came in.

  • Milly

    I’m not sure which is worse, the fact that she’s doing it or that somewhere they give our permits for it! It takes weeks and a hefty sum of money just to get a permit to build a shed or put up a fence so it begs the questions…what in the world must the list of criteria be on a Panhandling permit!? Obviously the woman’s family has enough money for a computer since they communicated through Facebook yet they don’t see a problem with their Mother/Grandmother being a professional begger!? Clearly, ignorance breeds ignorance.

  • Steven Blaser

    I should have mentioned that I drove taxi in the Chicagoland area and whilst these customers NEVER tipped for great service, they would want to give these beggars $50 to $100 to help support them. Like the signs at the park say, “Don’t feed the animals!” Make it a great day everyone.

  • A Money

    Steven Blaser you wouldn’t happen to have shopped at a jewel osco in Schaumburg would you? Because my mom would tell me about a guy who would say make it a great day to her whenever he shopped there and spoke to her..

    • Steven Blaser

      Nuh uh A Money. I’d never been to Schaumburg before. Boy I miss Jewel-Osco though for all my shopping. Ironically enough, my mother used to work at Jewel after her day job on Grand & Green Bay in Waukegan when she was alive. Wouldn’t it have been a small world had I spoken with your mother!? Do me a favor and give her a huge hug letting your mom know just how much you love her. Since her passing on 11-28-11, I wish that I could hug my momma and tell her how much I love her.