This morning there was a panhandler at the BP station on Talmadge and Sylvania. This was "Army veteran" who has been there before. Army veteran works with a few other panhandlers and by the way carries a cell phone. I spoke with the manager of the store letting him know that he can contact TPD non emergency line. The manager essentially said they allow the vagrants to panhandle in there because they come in and buy stuff... He also said the owners of the store are aware. "Army veteran" just happened to be smoking Marlboro Reds today and making cell phone calls by the side of the store.
I will not patronize BP on Sylvania and Talmadge. This is my neighborhood and they are encouraging and allowing panhandling on their premises without regard to the surrounding businesses or community.