Monday, December 26, 2011

Man fakes being homeless to help poor

Greg Hardesty (The Orange County Register, Dec. 26, 2011)
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Brian "Bino" McMann climbs into his sleeping bag next to a dumpster behind the Spaghetti Bender restaurant on West Coast Highway. It's just after midnight as Friday turns into Christmas Eve. His bedtime companion is Cookie...looks like the tiny mutt from "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." Soon, after a long day of begging for money from their rusty beach cruiser that pulled a creaky baby jogger stuffed with aluminum cans and other items, McMann and Cookie are asleep. Twelve hours earlier, at the start of their coastal journey in Dana Point, McMann's mouth went dry.... "I'm scared to death." After all, he's not used to living on the street [but is pretending to to see what it's like]. McMann, 50, is a married, well-paid homeowner in Huntington Beach who owns two rental properties (soon to be three). More

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This guy McMann is a phony grand stander. My wife and I always carry extra clothes and cash to give to the homeless and never tell a soul about it. This clown contacted multiple media outlets and staged a photo-op/press conference and he only helped two people. He's a fraud.