PHOENIX (CAUGHT MISBEHAVING) -- There are a lot of panhandlers throughout the Phoenix area. Most go unnoticed as we live our daily lives. One particular panhandler, however, caught my attention not once, but twice.

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Phoenix panhandler caught misbehaving

At Baseline Road and Seventh Street in November

The first meeting was in early 2019. This particular panhandler was soliciting funeral donations for his aunt, who, according to the panhandler, died of cancer.

Phoenix panhandler caught misbehaving

At Baseline Road and Seventh Street in early 2019

Fast forward to November 2019 when our paths crossed again. This time, the panhandler was asking for money to pay for a funeral for his recently deceased uncle. Like the aunt from earlier this year, the uncle also died of cancer.

Phoenix panhandler caught misbehaving

At Baseline Road and Seventh Street in November

"Didn't your aunt just die of cancer?" I asked. "No," he answered. He told me we had "never" spoken before, so I showed him video from my cell phone. "No, that's not me," he said.

Then and now

Early 2019 and November 2019

While panhandling is not illegal in Phoenix and helping those in need is a good thing, an organization like St. Mary's Food Bank can stretch the money you donate to benefit more people. 

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.
 
 


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