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The harassment from these guys hte last 2 games has been bad. One guy started walking next to us. He said "You know what the greatest nation is? Do-nation."

Problem is we can't walk too fast because my friend had a heart attack last year.

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I treat panhandlers like I treat strippers. I tell them right off the bat that they aren't getting anything. More times than not, they leave me alone because why waste time on someone who won't give up the cash.

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Give the guy a break! Yes, I believe that you should earn your money and not have it given to you for free, but the guy seems like a nice guy and entertains Tiger Fans! He's not hurting anything

The guy is a belligerent (fake) bum, who according to my police sources (because they have arrested him) can become violent at times. He also lives in a nice apartment, and gets social security and other gov't subsidies. He doesn't need that wheelchair at all - whenever you see him in it he's just using it as a prop.

The last thing we want is when people from out of town come to our ballparks is to have bums (or worse yet - people just acting like bums) coming up to them on the streets panhandling for money. Giving them money is the worst thing you can do. It encourages them to hang around the ballpark more and more. They don't use it on food - they know how to get food for free. They use it on booze or drugs or other things they don't 'need'. You aren't doing anyone any favors when you give these guys cash.

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The harassment from these guys hte last 2 games has been bad. One guy started walking next to us. He said "You know what the greatest nation is? Do-nation."

my response would have been "uri-nation. now piss off, crackhead!"

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I treat panhandlers like I treat strippers. I tell them right off the bat that they aren't getting anything. More times than not, they leave me alone because why waste time on someone who won't give up the cash.

That's what we usually do but this guy kept following us and talking. Annoying. So when we saw a guy just sitting there with a sign we gave him a buck. He wasn't bothering anybody.

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The guy is a belligerent (fake) bum, who according to my police sources (because they have arrested him) can become violent at times. He also lives in a nice apartment, and gets social security and other gov't subsidies. He doesn't need that wheelchair at all - whenever you see him in it he's just using it as a prop.

The last thing we want is when people from out of town come to our ballparks is to have bums (or worse yet - people just acting like bums) coming up to them on the streets panhandling for money. Giving them money is the worst thing you can do. It encourages them to hang around the ballpark more and more. They don't use it on food - they know how to get food for free. They use it on booze or drugs or other things they don't 'need'. You aren't doing anyone any favors when you give these guys cash.

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the only homeless person I have given money to in Detroit is the lady without legs that hangs out in the Greektown area.

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He claims he makes $80,000 a year and that he created the "Eat em up, Tigers" chant, which he says over and over again. Try standing out there for 6 hours listening to him!

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Last night a guy was waiting in our parking lot and followd us to the car and proceeded to wipe my windshield with a dirty squeegee. He stood in a manner in which I could not drive away without running into him.

The city's got to do something about this. My last two visits to Detroit have now been problematic and I"m not one to normally complain.

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So when we saw a guy just sitting there with a sign we gave him a buck. He wasn't bothering anybody.
Last night a guy was waiting in our parking lot and followd us to the car and proceeded to wipe my windshield with a dirty squeegee. He stood in a manner in which I could not drive away without running into him.

The city's got to do something about this. My last two visits to Detroit have now been problematic and I"m not one to normally complain.

You gotta start by not giving ANY of these bums money. The guy that was sitting there doing nothing the time you saw him, likely has acted just like the guy who wiped your windshield at other times. These guys are like the seagulls and other birds who feed off of the food in the stands. Cut off the food supply - and they fly elsewhere. We all have to do our part and cut off the reward these guys are seeking. IMO.

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I saw him last night after the game. I gave him a couple bucks and asked him how he was doing. I don't see how this guy could be violent as a poster claimed above. He is pretty frail and seems like a nice guy. He wasn't in a wheel chair tonight.

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The guy is a belligerent (fake) bum, who according to my police sources (because they have arrested him) can become violent at times. He also lives in a nice apartment, and gets social security and other gov't subsidies. He doesn't need that wheelchair at all - whenever you see him in it he's just using it as a prop.

The last thing we want is when people from out of town come to our ballparks is to have bums (or worse yet - people just acting like bums) coming up to them on the streets panhandling for money. Giving them money is the worst thing you can do. It encourages them to hang around the ballpark more and more. They don't use it on food - they know how to get food for free. They use it on booze or drugs or other things they don't 'need'. You aren't doing anyone any favors when you give these guys cash.

I've never once seen him in a wheelchair.. so maybe you should get your facts straight and stop criticizing someone you don't know.

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The guy is a belligerent (fake) bum, who according to my police sources (because they have arrested him) can become violent at times.

"Police sources." Really?

Come on now.

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I've never once seen him in a wheelchair.. so maybe you should get your facts straight and stop criticizing someone you don't know.

Other people here in this thread have seen him in a WC - so before you criticize me - you might follow your own advice and get your own facts straight.

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"Police sources." Really?

Come on now.

I'm not going to give the officers names pal. Sheesh.

Why don't you just have the guts to come out and call me a liar straight up?

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I've seen that guy both in and not in a wheelchair. I'm guessing if he's a little short on change for booze, he uses the wheelchair as a smypathy tool to get more coin.

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I've never once seen him in a wheelchair.. so maybe you should get your facts straight and stop criticizing someone you don't know.

I've seen him both ways.

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You gotta start by not giving ANY of these bums money. The guy that was sitting there doing nothing the time you saw him, likely has acted just like the guy who wiped your windshield at other times. These guys are like the seagulls and other birds who feed off of the food in the stands. Cut off the food supply - and they fly elsewhere. We all have to do our part and cut off the reward these guys are seeking. IMO.

Agreed. Ignore them completely, they'll go elsewhere.

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Police sources have told me he actually lives in a nice apartment in Detroit and doesn't even need that wheelchair.

Link? :silly:

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