Police in Frresno got a surprise when they arrested a well-known local panhandler and found $1,800 in his pockets.
Officers arrested Kevin Joy, 43, after seeing him panhandling in a road’s center median. In a 20-minute span, he approached between 10 and 15 cars, police said.
According to the Fresno Police Department, Joy violated a municipal code that bars people from standing on the city’s medians without a permit.
“During his arrest he was found to have over $1,800 in his possession,” said FPD Sgt. Todd Miller in a news release.
Authorities did not say where the money came from. A photo released by FPD showed the cash laid out in haphazard stacks, mostly made up of $20 bills.