A Texas man pretends to be mentally and physically handicapped and earns up to $100,000 a year begging.
Gary Thompson panhandles in Lexington, Kentucky in a wheelchair he claims he needs because he has problems walking, but he was busted by the local news station.
He is fully able to walk and he doesn't actually talk with the speech impediment he uses when begging for bucks.
Originally from Texas, the guy was awarded a $2.4 million in a lawsuit following a 1993 motorcycle accident, and he claims he and his family spent all of the money. He tells his sob story to strangers on the street, and he bragged about it to the TV station.
He admits, "Yeah, I'm really good at it, really good. I clear about $100,000 dollars a year doing this. Anything from $60,0000 to $100,00 dollars."
The man has a degree in speech pathology, which he said gave him the background to imitate a mentally challenged person.