A Better Mid-South: Protecting yourself from aggressive panhandl - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

A Better Mid-South: Protecting yourself from aggressive panhandlers

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:

We've been hearing from a lot of you on social media about safety concerns in your neighborhoods.

When we asked for specifics, boy, did you let us know!

Through Facebook and email, you've said one of the reasons you don't feel safe at the store or at downtown attractions is aggressive panhandlers.  These guys just won't take no for an answer.

Just this week, eight people were arrested for aggressive panhandling.

I think it's one thing to ask for money, another to get aggressive when begging for money.

What should you do?  WMC Action News 5's Andy Wise is going to answer that question Monday night at 10.

And I want to hear from you.  What do you do when approached by a panhandler? Do you have any safety tips others could use?

If so, email me at abettermidsouth@wmctv.com or post on my Facebook page.

Learning how to protect yourself from aggressive panhandlers will make this a Safer and Better Mid-South.

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