CLEVELAND: An Ohio man says he was giving money to a panhandler in a wheelchair when the cash fell to the ground and he was cited by police for littering.
WJW-TV reports John Davis of Elyria could have been ticketed for donating to a panhandler but instead was cited for a potentially more expensive violation issued to people who dump trash. Itís a $344 ticket, plus court costs and attorney fees.
The 42-year-old Davis says he was driving May 17 when he spotted the panhandler and reached out of his vehicle to give the man a couple of dollars, but the money dropped.
Davis says he was trying to help someone in need and will fight the ticket. He pleaded not guilty to the minor misdemeanor Tuesday in court.