Brighton auto dealership puts up sign discouraging handouts to panhandler

Brighton auto dealership puts up sign discouraging handouts to panhandler


IS LOOK FOR THIS STORY ON THE FRONT PAGE.>>Devin: A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THE SIGN AN AUTO DEALERSHIP IN BRIGHTON PUT OUT DISCOURAGING PEOPLE FROM GIVING MONEY TO A PANHANDLER. THEY OFFERED HIM SOMETHING MORE VALUABLE THAN A HANDOUT.>>Jamie: CHECK OUT THE SIGN UNDER THE HOOD OF THE HONDA. CALL IT A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANYTHING TO THIS PANHANDLER. WE OFFERED HIM A FULL TIME JOB AT $10 PER HOUR. HE SAID, I MAKE MORE THAN ANY OF YOU AND HE DID NOT WANT THE JOB. PLEASE DONATE TO A MORE WORTHY CAUSE. THOSE AT THE HONDA DEALERSHIP DECLINED TO COMMENT ON CAMERA, BUT THERE WERE PLENTY OF COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THE SIGN AND MESSAGE WENT VIRAL.>>IT’S A BIG SCAM. BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE ME, LIKE YOU, EVERYBODY ELSE, WE’RE OUT AND WORKING.>>Jamie: SHE WORKS AT THE SHELL GAS STATION AND TOOK PIZZA TO THE CAR DEALERSHIP EMPLOYEE.>>I DON’T LIKE HIM STANDING THERE, AND NOBODY ELSE DOES EITHER. I THINK IT’S GREAT THE DEALERSHIP PUT EFFORT INTO TRYING TO GET RID OF HIM.>>Jamie: HE HAS BEEN ASKING FOR MONEY ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD FOR MORE THAN A YEAR. DRIVERS KNOW THEM AND DESCRIBE THEM AS A FATHER AND SON.>>YOU FEEL BAD FOR THEM AND STUFF. BUT THEN DAY AFTER DAY, WEEK AFTER WEEK, AND IT’S LIKE, OKAY, GUYS, C’MON!>>Jamie: YESTERDAY, POLICE GOT INVOLVED AND THEY WERE ARRESTED. TUBBS SAW THE SAME GUYS BACK AT IT SHORTLY THEREAFTER AND SNAPPED THIS PICTURE IN WHICH THE NEW SIGNS READ, YOU CAN’T AFFORD A ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT ON $10 AN HOUR. THE MEDIAN INCOME IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY IS $70,000. MICHIGAN STATE POLICE CONFIRM THEY ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE FOR VI

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  1. This guy goes to 96 and beck in Novi too. I see him on my way home from work. He's still out begging and I can't believe people are still falling for his bs.

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