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Lexington’s bogus beggar is now being a terrible human being in Louisville

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.

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I’m sure he’s paying taxes on his 100 grand, too.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

35 Comments for Lexington’s bogus beggar is now being a terrible human being in Louisville



  1. Troy
    11:33 am May 29, 2014 Permalink

    If Obama had a son…



    • Troy
      11:37 am May 29, 2014 Permalink

      …he would be twice the man I am.



    • Big Shot Bob
      12:22 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      LOL Well done.



  2. Randolph Morris
    11:36 am May 29, 2014 Permalink

    Lol +1



  3. twocoach
    11:53 am May 29, 2014 Permalink

    My assumption is that if he’ll lie about being mentally handicapped then he is lying about how much money he makes. Some people can’t help themselves.



    • Haha
      12:05 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      Nope everything he says is pure truth except for the handicapped thing.



  4. Supa
    12:03 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like Matt Jones with a better haircut



    • Haha
      12:05 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      He does look like a cousin or something of his.



  5. Magnum's Mustache
    12:18 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    I hope he gets mugged by the bands of young thugs roaming downtown Louisville these days.



    • Justin
      12:31 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      He has a much greater chance of that happening now that UL is on break.



    • Magnum's Mustache
      1:19 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      Don’t forget Bobby Petrino’s troubled transfers are now enrolling for summer school.



  6. Getting Even
    12:37 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    Police have called in Terrence Jones to take care of this problem.



    • Aaaron Hernadez
      1:30 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      Ka-ching! Best in show.



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    12:45 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

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    • Beavis
      1:30 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      I poop too much. Then, I get tired.



  8. ukwildcat_fanatic
    12:54 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    This guy was in Cincinnati in early April. I remembered the KSR blog last year and told everyone he was a fake. He didn’t stay around very long in Cincinnati.



  9. Peas in a pod
    1:00 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    The city that houses Tom jurich, mayor Fischer, coach p #1, coach p#2 now holds this guy…. Yea sounds about right.



    • Louisville fan
      9:54 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      Started out in the town that Calipari living in it– yep, sounds about right.



  10. IRS
    1:07 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    No taxes on gifts



    • stubbs
      3:22 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      ^this.



    • Casper
      7:48 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      up to $12,000 per year, no tax on gifts.



  11. rnet
    1:15 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    thanks for the update I’ll sure sleep better tonight



  12. Luther
    1:16 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    And this relates to Ky sports how??



    • Magnum's Mustache
      1:20 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      Used to beg outside of Rupp



  13. Thearmadillojackal
    1:19 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    “indirectly begging for a one-way ticket straight to hell” …. that made me laugh.



  14. Al Sharpton
    1:32 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    Idiots give money to street beggars. It’s not generosity, it is voluntary fleecing.



  15. UK2K15
    1:34 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    How about you talk about the current panhandler in the hamburg area! Her story consists of, her vehicle is at the walmart tire center, she is short on funds. Also throws in that her family is in the car waiting for her… So sad ppl have to do these things to generous people, some tell the truth but this lady is a thief.



  16. somerset bill
    1:40 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    i propose sending bti out to shadow the guy all day, every day and let every passerby who might give him money know that the guy is faking. he can have video proof ready to show. and then ask the person who has just been saved from being scammed if they would like to donate some of that money to a real charity.



    • Bravo!!
      3:37 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      ^this^



  17. The Dude
    2:38 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    Worst human beings of all time: Hitler, Vlad the Impaler, Stalin, Saddam, this guy.



    • Saul from New Mexico
      4:08 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      Pol Pot, John Wayne Gacy and Fifteeno



  18. tuxedo park
    4:17 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    someone is gonna stomp that guy into a a mud hole.



  19. Dini
    4:22 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    He was outside the Seelbach and on 4th Street Live all this past weekend. He is a bit aggressive too.