Lexington’s friendliest beggar was exposed about a year ago for ripping off the generous people of Fayette County, and now he has been spotted panhandling in Louisville.
Gary Thompson, who is indirectly begging for a one-way ticket straight to hell, estimates that he pulls in close to $100,000 a year by pretending to be mentally handicapped and asking for money from total strangers. He has been arrested several times, but he clearly hasn’t learned his lesson.
WAVE 3 in Louisville recently sent a camera crew out to track him down but couldn’t get him to break character on camera.
I’m sure he’s paying taxes on his 100 grand, too.