Police in Wyoming say panhandler collected close to $235 in a few hours
The Cheyenne, Wyo. Police Department has a message to anyone thinking about giving a transient cash: donate it to charity instead.
According to a Facebook post published over the weekend, police arrested a person frequently on their radar.
"This person collected $234.94 in just a few hours of asking for money," the post reads.
The photo attached to the post shows the cash spread out on a table.
"Rather than feeding someone's alcohol addiction, you can donate directly to local charities such as the Comea Shelter where your money will assist the homeless in a much more effective way."
The person who collected the money was arrested for public intoxication.