I was heading to pick up dinner when I noticed a guy bumming money from anyone walking by. He started walking in the same direction I was going, just ahead of me.
I watched as he approached an elderly lady. She was at least ninety. He asked her for money, and she was startled by him. Then he noticed she had money in her hand.
He grabbed the money and started to walk away quickly.
I yelled at him, “HEY! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!? GIVE HER BACK HER MONEY!”
He looked surprised. He immediately gave her money back.
I was in disbelief. I asked him, “why would you do that?”
He said, “I need money for beer.” Then he walked away.
I called 911 and asked them to drive around the neighborhood and look for the guy. He is an older white man with a white beard and looks homeless. This happened at Scott & Chestnut by Hole in the Wall Pizza around 8:30pm.
The lady stayed with me until the guy left. She told me she has lived in this neighborhood for a hundred years and had never seen anything like that.