NYC Panhandler
NYC Panhandler makes $200 an hour. Duchy/ Shutterstock

A New York City pandhandler has revealed that he makes as much as $200 an hour. According to the New York Post, Will Andersen, who sits outside of Grand Central Terminal claims to earn a decent amount of money just off of what generous New Yorkers give him, “On a Friday morning, I make $400 in two hours."

“I get people who give me five bucks each day. Five bucks each day, that’s five days a week, two people — that’s $50 a week right there. I get dog food. I put away for rent. I pay $300 a month, that’s nothing,” Andersen also said that having a pet helps, “people are more generous because I have a dog, 100 percent. They throw me a dollar and say, ‘That’s for the dog."

His comments came a day after Police Commissioner Bill Bratton urged New Yorkers to simply not give any money if they want to get panhandlers off the streets, “My best advice to the citizens of New York City: If this is so upsetting to you, don’t give. One of the quickest ways to get rid of them is not to give to them,” Bratton said. “New Yorkers who are complaining so much about it, well, one of the things they can do is stop contributing to it.”

The Post said the vagrant has disappeared from his regular spot after his story and picture was published on the front page.

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