SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — From the San Fernando Valley to the Santa Clarita Valley, CBS2’s David Goldstein’s undercover cameras captured similar looking groups of panhandlers with children.
Some were holding kids small enough to even be breastfeeding, and all were holding signs claiming to be down and out.
But are they as needy as they seem?
Goldstein watched them outside shopping areas all over town, with similar signs reading “Please help,”, “Lost my job,” “I have 3 kids” and the like.
Residents believe they’re all working together, and they’re fed up.
“It’s a well-organized group, no question about it,” said one local.