April 04, 2008

The Hi-Tech Panhandler

Australia’s ABC News reports [via Free Republic]:

“A man begging at a mosque in Yemen was exposed as not being so destitute as he pretended when his mobile started ringing inopportunely. Yemeni news agency Saba said the embarrassed man beat a quick retreat after worshippers heard his phone ring inside his bag.

“There are only about five telephones, both land-lines and mobiles, for every 100 people in Yemen, one of the poorest Arab countries.”

Hey, I think I saw that guy in downtown San Francisco!

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