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Panhandling With Credit Card Swiper

August 27, 2019


CRIMESTOPPERS, AT 843-STOP. YOU CAN BE ANONYMOUS. SHELLY: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE SEEN IT. AN ONLINE VIDEO SHOWING A MAN USING A CREDIT CARD SWIPE HER AND SMARTPHONE TO PANHANDLE ON A RUSSELL CORNER. WHAT IS THE REAL STORY? KIRSTEN SWANSON TRACKED DOWN THE MAN IN THE VIDEO AND THE GUY WHO SHOT IT. KIRSTEN: WATCH CLOSELY AS THIS CAR PULLS UP TO A RED LIGHT. GOT ANY CHANGE? LET ME CHECK RIGHT QUICK. NO, I HAVE NO CHANGE. I HAVE A CARD READER. KIRSTEN: HE AND HIS FRIENDS GAVE THE MAN FIVE DOLLARS. HE CLAIMS HE GAVE HIM A RECEIPT BACK. WHEN I ASKED TO SEE IT — NO I DO NOT HAVE A RECEIPT ON ME. MY COUSIN WAS THE ONE WHO GAVE HIM A RECEIPT. LOCO WE E-MAIL — LAURA: WE E-MAILED HIS COUSIN AND ASKED FOR A RECEIPT. THEY TOLD US HE — THEY TOLD US THEY HAD SEEN HIM AROUND. HE DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA. HE TOLD US IT WAS A HOAX. THE PEOPLE WHO SHOT THE VIDEO GAVE HIM THE CARD READER BEFORE SHOOTING IT. POLICE BELIEVE THE VIDEO IS A HOAX. TRUJILLO INSISTS IT IS REAL. DID YOU FAKE IT? NO.

6 Comments

  • Reply Matthew Steven May 10, 2015 at 4:48 am

    I think it's a hoax too. The reaction to him having a card reader seems staged. The normal reaction would "what?" or "you have a card reader, for real" instead of them cheering.

  • Reply Heather Feather October 19, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Yup that douche gave him money so he could video him doing it smh

  • Reply Robert Grubbs February 1, 2018 at 12:13 am

    If a bum has one of these he needs to give me money

  • Reply gelatin August 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Hoax

  • Reply It’s James!!! The Nigger Hatin Dolphin!!! September 15, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Staged as balls

  • Reply Cici Mora November 10, 2018 at 4:19 am

    Roswell is throwed anyway. Whatever the case is

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