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Panhandler With iPhone 7 & Beats Headphones Barely Scraping By

August 28th, 2017

LASALLE, IL – The Cob reporters spoke to John Barry last week, John has fallen on hard times and now panhandles in area towns while wearing his new Beats Headphones and live streaming on his iPhone 7.

“I’ve fallen on some harder times.” John told The Cob as he got into his 2016 BMW convertible.

“Oh, this thing? It’s a 2016, it barely runs. Any donation I get helps me towards leasing a 2017.” He yelled out his window as he drove off.

Area businesses are concerned about the panhandler being so close to them.

“Is that guy even homeless? He comes in my restaurant every day and orders a 16 oz steak. Who is paying for that?” A local restaurateur told The Cob.

The Cob suggests everyone have a little compassion and judge a little less.

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