A reader sends in this info:
"I have been a long time reader of your blog and I wanted to update the community and yourself about an aggressive panhandler at the Wilson Stop this evening. The man, a 5 foot 10 male of Hispanic descent was aggressively panhandling at the el stop. He approached me and asked for a dollar and I told him that I was sorry that I did not have money to give him tonight. He continually harassed me for money and began to get in my face and bump my chest asking for money.
All of this happened at around 7 o'clock this evening at the Broadway entrance to the station. After several requests and subsequent denials he make a fist and cocked it backwards as if to punch but then withdrew it and called me a "pussy." My girlfriend and I immediately called the police after another resident offered to give us a ride to our destination.
After leaving us, the panhandler began accosting another person just walking by the stop. The dispatcher said she would let the police know what had happened but 10 minutes later we took a cab home from our destination and noticed that the panhandler was still out front of the station. Luckily the area was desolate of pedestrians. I was hoping to let the community know to stay vigilant and be safe."