Retired man has sign of his own to respond to panhandlers

Charles Logan told KETV, “If you want money, go get a job and work for it.”

He was inspired to start his protest when a panhandler hit close to home. 

Logan saw his son asking strangers for money.

“That’s really what hurt me. Because I know that he didn’t have to do that. And a lot of people out here don’t have to do it,” Logan explained to KETV.

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But Logan’s crusade against looking for handouts isn’t sitting well with those who are asking for financial help.

One man said that he’s a single father who is trying to come up with rent money and is facing eviction all while he waits for a disability check, KETV reported.

Another, who claimed was a college graduate and a “decent person” is just asking for money as a temporary solution after dealing with a drug addiction and a recent release from jail.

Logan said he’s been attacked while protesting panhandlers. One panhandler threw a drink at him. He said he’s been threatened with a knife and someone sprayed him with Mace, KETV reported

He also said that he has had support from drivers who honk and give praise as they drive by.

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