Police: This photo is why you shouldn't give money to panhandlers

A police department’s message and photo about giving to panhandlers is going viral.

The Cheyenne, Wyoming police department posted on their Facebook page that they arrested a transient for public intoxication on July 22.  They say it was a man who they’ve dealt with before.

They say the man collected $234.94 in just a few hours panhandling. 

The police department’s message – rather than feeding someone’s alcohol addiction, you can donate directly to local charities, like a shelter there that helps the city’s homeless population in a much more effective way.
 

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