Around Turlock – May 28

Kailey Fiscaro/

A young man and woman stood in the Safeway parking lot yesterday, holding a sign asking for help with their baby.

The sign asked patrons for help with food and milk. The couple smiled and waved to people as they drove by.

In between cars stopping, the couple chatted and embraced each other, or the woman texted on her phone. Their sign read "God bless" at the end.

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Comments 7

  1. patrick says:

    Hmmm, if you can afford a cell phone to text on, I am thinking there is no baby and it’s a scam.

  2. Matt S. says:

    These are the same people I’ve seen in Jackson with the same sign! They dont want food…

  3. Mona says:

    Maybe if they can’t afford to take care of the baby, I mean this is assuming there is actually a baby in this situation, child protection services should be called. It really doesn’t seem like there is a baby though, she has a phone that she’s able to text on, but she can’t afford a couple bucks for some baby food? Sounds suspicious to me.

  4. Mary says:

    How about finding out what their real story is, instead of assuming. They have a phone, they look decent, so what?… maybe one of them just lost their job, maybe someone pays for their phone, maybe they do have a baby. what’s a gallon of milk and bread? Their sign is being honest, correct? Or did someone walk up to them with Milk and Bread and they refused? What ever these kids intentions are, God don’t sleep… if it’s with good intention, God will Bless them, with God all things are possible!

  5. Jeannine says:

    Anyone standing on a corner holding up a sign is a scammer and if you give them money you are an idiot and contributing to the nuisance. I’m sick of people asking me for money every time I walk out of a store. Don’t give them money and they will go away!!! There are plenty of places to go to get help if you are really hard up!!!

  6. The World Has Lost Compassion says:

    You’d be surprised how many people cannot get enough help to get by or are in-between jobs or help or whatever. Plus… no where does it say that they specifically asked for money. You could give them food or diapers. I don’t like panhandlers just as much as the next guy/gal but we’re all just trying to live/survive. If you feel bad, give them food or diapers. If you don’t feel bad…move on.

  7. Lori says:

    I work in retail and if they are on the store property it is illegal for them to be panhandling and we get so many complaints from customers that don’t want to get out of their cars to come in because of the people there. We have had to call the police because they get really mean to the customers, and then they walk away and get in a nice car and drive away. So don’t give them money, if you want to help, buy them food, this is their jobs and how they make money or some will buy drugs and alcohol. The more people that give them money, the longer these people will stick around and the business will loose customers.

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