SAN DIEGO – Michelle Smith has noticed something odd about a pan handling duo in her city. The panhandler duo is primarily the woman and her son, and they usually stand outside local shopping malls. Sometimes the woman’s husband shows up to check how things are going, but that’s really it. It seems tragic, right? A pregnant woman and her son having to beg for money to survive.
However, there’s more to this story than meets the eye. Michelle Smith has photo evidence of the panhandling woman driving off in a Mercedes Benz.
“She sits there with the sign. He goes and parks the Mercedes. And they put up the sign and not less than five minutes, here she is getting money from all of these people,” said Michelle Smith, who eventually ended up taking photos of the woman and her son in action.
The woman noticed Smith taking photos, and came after her with a big rock.
“Next thing I know, she picks up this big boulder, about this big, goes over her head. I don’t know if pregnant people can do that, but it was pretty big over her head and coming at me with this rock,” Smith said.
Another witness on the scene called 911.
Police ran the license plate on the Mercedes, and traced it back to an apartment in the suburbs of San Diego. By the time a local reporter showed up to get more information, the family had already moved out.
Who is this mystery pregnant woman? What does her husband do, and why does she panhandle even though she drives a Mercedes Benz?