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Police Bust a "Phony" Panhandler in Bismarck

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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.

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