XI-"'What's in It for Me?' in Washington" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

XI-"'What's in It for Me?' in Washington" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

by: Neil Henry | publication date: May 7, 1980 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: 1

Welcome to the world of panhandling, an art, science, hustle and con - and the oldest and most respected pastime of Washington's down and out. This was a city where a bum wasn't a true bum unless he mooched, begged and bummed the public for cash.

In the second to last installment of the "Down & Out" series, Neil Henry writes about the strategies and cons of Washington D.C.'s most prolific panhandlers.