The Fake Monks Are Back, Aggressively Begging http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/nyregion/fake-monks-begging...
"Their tactics follow a familiar script: Hold out a beaded bracelet or gold-colored medallion featuring a Buddhist saying to a passer-by, get the person to take it, then ask for a donation. Those who offer too little money or nothing at all have the items snatched back and risk being shouted at, The Associated Press reported." ‎- JustDuckie
o.O I did not realize this was a thing. ‎- JustDuckie
Yeah, we have them in Chicago too. ‎- bentley
I've seen them around. They don't bother you if you have headphones/earphones on which I usually do. ‎- ronin