Caught on Tape – OKC Panhandler Angrily Confronted After Being Seen Driving New Car
An Oklahoma City man has become a viral video star after he rolled up on an elderly panhandler sitting behind the wheel of a new model year car, and confronted her.
According to Brandi Newman, the woman who shot and posted the video to YouTube, "I gave the lady in the video money the other day because she [was] holding a sign that said '78 year old widow needs money for food.' Yesterday I pulled up to the Shell on the same corner and saw her sitting in this cute, little Fiat. As I'm sitting there thinking 'I got scammed by a little old lady,' a man approached her car.....and this is what happened next."
What happened next was Daniel Ayala, who also frequently donated money to the woman. Ayala flipped out on the apparent scammer. "You're asking for money in the middle of the street, and you drive a 2013 car?" he yells. "I see you hungry, I give you every day three dollars, two dollars -- Thursday, I didn't eat so I can give you four dollars -- and you're driving a better car than me?!" The elderly panhandler claimed the car she was sitting in wasn't hers.
The Homeless Alliance states that only about 20% of panhandlers are actually homeless.