Panhandlers Still a Problem in S.A.

The problem with panhandlers persists in San Antonio.

Police Chief William McManus says the Department does what they can to help with the issue but it’s an endless game of cat and mouse.

“We ask them to leave, they leave and they come back.”

The Chief says arresting them isn’t going to help because they will be right back at it once they’re released.

“It’s actually more of a waste of an officers time to handle a panhandler arrest.”

Many experts say the best solution, don’t give panhandlers money.

If street corners stop being a place for them to make some cash, they will eventually go away and find help that’s available to them.



H-E-B now sells tacos at new San Antonio convenience store D.A. clears Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies in 2017 Schertz shooting UPDATE: Video shows vandals defacing 2 San Antonio missions Car collides with VIA bus near San Antonio City Hall Texas Supreme Court declines San Antonio’s ‘evergreen’ clause lawsuit against fire union San Antonio City Council approves funding agreement for new H-E-B distribution center