While visiting and strolling around Toronto in Ontario,Canada we happened upon many beggar, homeless, pauper types. The young man you see in the picture took the cake. He was able-bodied and appeared very capable of holding down a full time job, but he chose to fake disability on the streets of Toronto. Notice the crutches and stuffed toy dog in the picture. The toy puppy dog was intended to illicit sympathy as the bum was begging for money to buy dog food! Judging from the marks and scabs you see on his arms, he is a hopeless meth or heroin addict. Also, beware crutches can be used as weapons as they were in an all out brawl on the streets in NYC where a “homeless” guy defended himself violently and aggressively against a fat guy who was chastising him.
Some pedestrians had apparently given him money to feed an inanimate dog. Also he feigned mental illness and stupidity to make one feel sorry for him. How do I know this? During his “break”, I noticed him conversing with a fellow beggar eloquently discussing how much money he had made from handouts in the last couple of hours.
Think twice before giving money to professional beggars like the lowlife we saw in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are lazy and know exactly what they are doing.