'Lazy' panhandler claims he made $60,000 last year7/22/2012
Enjoy the outdoors? Love talking to people? Unforgivably lazy? Then consider a career in panhandling! When Shane Warren Speegle was asked after being scooped up for illegal panhandling in Oklahoma City why he doesn't get a real job, he made the rather astonishing claim that he collected $60,000 last year. It's unlikely Speegle can prove his 2011 gross income, but the arresting officers must have nevertheless felt a twinge of irritation at hearing that a guy sitting at the side of the road was earning more than they were. Judging by the suntan and summery shirt in his mugshot, Speegle's career choice seems pretty low stress as well.. [Source]
Is this an idle boast or could he have really earned $60,000?