Residents of Cleveland be aware of a man about 40 years of age approaching you or ringing your doorbell. He asks for gas money, food money or money for a child’s field trip or baby wipes and diapers. He has a sad story with promises of paying you back. He is a 100 percent disabled veteran. He won’t take a can of gas or an unopened milk carton. I got sapped out of $42. I knew him from church and suspect he’s on drugs. He’s made the rounds to four churches that I know about with some of the members losing money. I suggest that he get into drug rehab.
(Editor’s note: The Cleveland Police Department is investigating this issue.)