In addition to Dian Karabian’s letter (Feb. 5), I, too, have had it with the panhandlers.
When we tell them we are not interested in giving them money, they threaten to do physical harm to us. I am demanding that the Fresno Police Department prosecute and arrest these panhandlers and keep them in jail. I am also fed up and tired of money being taken out of my income taxes to pay for the welfare and medical care of these panhandlers.
Recently, a friend of mine was eating lunch at a local Subway sandwich place, and a panhandler asked him for money. He said no. The panhandler then punched him in the face and head and got away with it
I am mad as hell about this. I want that panhandler arrested and kept in jail. Otherwise, I will look for that panhandler, and I will take corrective action against him.