He’s in a wheelchair and appears to have a mental impairment, but police say that a Kentucky panhandler is faking his disability in a scheme to score cash.
Gary Hank Thompson, 30, is a common sight on the streets near Lexington, Ky. Sitting in a wheelchair, Thompson’s speech is slurred and he appears to have limited use of his hand.
While Thompson does have trouble walking, police say that everything else is just an act, one they called “very offensive and almost mocking of people who have legitimate disabilities.”
Acknowledging his con, Thompson told a local television reporter that he pulls in $60,000 to $100,000 annually from people on the street, reports The Lexington Herald-Leader. To read more click here.