OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (PIX11) — An Oklahoma man lost it when he saw an elderly panhandler who he gives money to everyday getting into a new car — and the entire encounter was recorded on cellphone video.
Daniel Ayala says he gives the 78-year-old woman money every time he passes her in Oklahoma City, PIX11 affiliate KFOR reports.
One day, Ayala said he saw the same woman getting in a 2013 Fiat, valued at $16,000 new.
Ayala approached the woman, and unbeknownst to him, he was being recorded by Brandi Newman, who recognized the panhandler as well.
“You got a better car than me!” Ayala shouted at the woman as she sat in the car’s driver’s seat. “Listen, I work hard for my money. That’s why people like you take advantage of people like me. This is bull****!”
Ayala then threatened that if he sees the car again, he’s going to “bust the window.”
The video was posted on Facebook and has over 2 million views.
“Of course, it’s not right to bash somebody’s windshield in. I didn’t think he was going to do that for a minute,” said Newman. “He’s just trying to prove a point that you don’t come here again, don’t do this again, quit scamming people.”
The family of the panhandler contacted Newman on Facebook saying they are appalled by the video, and claim the grandmother has a “panhandling permit” (which can be obtained in the state of Oklahoma for $200).
They say their grandmother is not doing anything illegal.