An unidentified woman panhandles on Hwy 441 in Marion County FL on July 22, 2011. Her sign says she is a single mom with kids who needs help. The problem is this area is so congested with people looking for hand outs you aren’t sure who is really in need and who isn’t.
The four-way intersection outside a heavily traveled shopping area has seen an increase in panhandling traffic over the past year. It’s gotten so bad some people are for calling for county legislators to ban it.