Bismarck Police arrest bust a phony panhandler.
An officer arrested a 61 year old man Saturday afternoon after he saw him sitting on a median on State Street near Menards holding a sign that said "Merry Christmas, homeless".
Panhandling is illegal in the Bismarck city limits.
Officers found $187 in the man's pocket.
When they brought him to the jail, the suspect said he had enough money to post bond and pulled out $760.
Bismarck Police say according to their records the man has a Bismarck address and vehicle.