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Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
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The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the...Full Story >
A self-proclaimed scammer who claims to have a mental disability is roaming the streets as a panhandler in the Queen City.
Last year, WLEX in Lexington spoke to Gary Thompson - who aside from difficulty walking from a past motorcycle accident, says he's not mentally challenged.
He told them that he rakes in between $60,000 and $100,000 a year making people feel sorry for him.
FOX19 spoke to Thompson on Tuesday and he says he's been in Cincinnati for about a week.
Our cameras caught Thompson in the act on Sunday at the Bockfest Beer Festival. He was up to his old tricks.
"I do have mental disorders, they just come at me at certain times more than others," said Gary Thompson.
But then, Thompson backtracked during the interview and says he's in control of his mental state.
"Whenever I ask you for money I won't act mental or won't be mental at all, just 'please help me and help my friends we have nothing,'" said Thompson.
But it hasn't always been that way. Thompson used to be a millionaire. WLEX first reported that his mother sued Honda in 1993 after he was injured in a motorcycle accident. He got nearly $2.5 million as a result.
On Tuesday, he was more hush about the games he plays since he's lost that money.
"It's unfortunate that it's hard to believe stories like that. It is especially tough hearing it over and over again. It kind of sounds sketchy just jumping from city to city. Maybe I should drop out of school and do that," said Millie Ferguson.
Thompson faced a Franklin County judge for his previous antics. If Thompson doesn't move on to a different city, he could find himself in another courtroom here in Cincinnati.
FOX19 spoke with the Strategies to End Homelessness about the story. The director says he had no idea Thompson was staying at the Drop-In-Center. He says it's upsetting for the stereotype that's given to homeless people. He says they don't choose to be homeless and certainly don't choose to panhandle.
Cincinnati city ordinance says that it's against the law for anyone to solicit and lie about suffering from a mental disorder. Whoever violates the panhandling ordinance is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
Editor's note (March 12, 2014); A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the name of Strategies to End Homelessness as Coalition to End Homelessness.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
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The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.