EVER WONDER WHAT PANHANDLERS DO WITH THE MONEY THEY
COLLECT FROM MOTORISTS AT SPOKANE INTERSECTIONS?
A SPOKANE SALON OWNER HAS BEEN WATCHING TRANSIENTS
COLLECT SPARE CHANGE
FOR MORE THAN A YEAR NOW AND IS FED UP WITH THE IMPACT
ITS HAVING ON HER BUSINESS.
KXLY FOUR'S JEFF HUMPHREY IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT
WITH A LOOK AT HOW CURBSIDE HANDOUTS ARE FUNDING NEW
THE STAFF AT HAIR OF COARSE RECENTLY POSTED THESE
SIGNS NICELY ASKING PANHANDLERS NOT TO TRASH THEIR
THE OWNER KNOWS DRIVERS HERE ON THIS CORNER ARE JUST
TRYING TO KIND, BUT SAYS YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS ARE
REALLY STARTING TO HURT THE QUALITY OF LIFE HERE ON
THE LOWER SOUTH HILL.
45;45 if i'm not out there every day picking up trash
and garbage there's always stuff laying around out
EVERY DAY LISA SYNDER AND HER HAIR CARE CLIENTS HAVE
A FRONT ROW SEAT TO WHAT MOST OF US ONLY SEE IN THE
BLINK OF A TRAFFIC LIGHT.
46;13 most of the time they're drinking and they're
47;05 i have a picture of them sitting on a 12 pack
of beer out on that corner as a matter of fact 47;09
AND IT DIDN'T TAKE VERY LONG TO US TO SPOT THE BEER
59;13 you see that light right there? yep.
it's sixty cycles.
that's going off and on sixty times a second.
THE MAN WHO WOULD ONLY IDENTIFY HIMSELF AS CORPORAL
IS A FORMER ELECTRICAL ENGINEER.
BUT THESE DAYS SPENDS MOST OF HIS TIME PANHANDLING.
11;01;27 hey SMILEY
A GUY NAMED SMILEY JOINS OUR GROUP AND THAT MONEY
HANDED OVER DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE IS QUICKLY
11;01;36 hey man, i almost got enough for another
all right give me some money.
no you've got to go to the store.
i'm going right now.01;42
ALL THAT BEER HAS TO GO SOME WHERE AND THE LADIES
IN THE SALON SEE A LOT OF URINATING IN PUBLIC.
AN HOUR LATER LISA'S ON THE PHONE TO POLICE AFTER
CORPORAL THIS GUY ARE SEEN PUSHING EACH OTHER INTO
LISA SNYDER/HAIR OF COARSE 48;15 these guys are the
same people that come in day in day out and they
are drinking and littering and they are not using
that money to better themselves with shelter or food
it's not spent on that at all 48;30
MISS SNYDER WISHES DRIVERS WOULD GIVE THEIR MONEY
TO THE AGENCIES THAT COULD HELP GET PANHANDLERS OFF
CROSSWALK, A SHELTER FOR TEENS, SAYS IF IT GOT MORE
DONATIONS COUNSELORS COULD PUT MORE KIDS ON THE RIGHT
BRIDGET CANNON/VOA CROSSWALK 33;20 whether it's something
real concrete or like bus passes to get them to a
mental health provider and an alcohol or drug abuse
somebody that's going to be able to help them in the
treatment arena if that's what they need 33;32
JUST THIS WEEK THE DOWNTOWN SPOKANE PARTNERSHIP BEGAN
INTERVIEWING ADVERTISING COMPANIES FOR A NEW CAMPAIGN
THAT WILL DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM GIVING THEIR MONEY
DIRECTLY TO PANHANDLERS.
THE MESSAGE WILL INCLUDE HAND OUTS NOW, LEAD TO PEOPLE
PASSING OUT LATER.
REPORTING IN SPOKANE, JEFF HUMPHREY, KXLY FOUR.