Panhandler comes up with a unique new way to earn money

Posted at: 03/04/2013 10:48 PM
Updated at: 03/04/2013 10:50 PM
By: Ali Meyer, KFOR

A former New Mexico man, who is now homeless, has come up with an interesting way to make money.

If you are one of the tens of thousands of drivers who drove through the intersection at Memorial and Penn Avenue in Oklahoma City Friday you may have seen a panhandler who caught your attention.

It is, after all, one of the busiest intersections in the city and a hot spot for homeless.

Calvin McCraw worked the north side of the intersection Friday holding a sign that read, "Angry?! Frustrated? Scream-At-A-Bum 50 cents / Min."

"I get a lot of people to laugh," McCraw said. "I worry about the ones that don't laugh. I'd rather get people to smile than get their money."

McCraw makes between $30 and $40 per day depending on how long he panhandles.