NJ Transit Gives 'Aggressive Panhandler' One-Way Bus Ticket to Florida - NBC New York

NJ Transit Gives 'Aggressive Panhandler' One-Way Bus Ticket to Florida

In one notorious incident, he defecated on the ground near a police car after an officer stopped to speak to him

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    NJ Transit Gives 'Aggressive Panhandler' One-Way Bus Ticket to Florida

    What to Know

    • A panhandler known for some aggressive interactions with NJ drivers has gotten a one-way ticket out of town from NJ Transit

    • He's referred to as Jose and has been involved in some notorious incidents, including one where he defecated near a police car

    • NJ Transit gave Jose a one-way bus ticket to Florida to join his relatives

    A panhandler known for his occasionally aggressive interactions with motorists in New Jersey's capital city has been relocated with the help of New Jersey Transit. 

    The man known as Jose had been a familiar sight in recent years as he solicited money, food, clothing and alcohol several blocks from NJ Transit's Trenton Transit Center. 

    In one notorious incident, he defecated on the ground near a police car after an officer stopped to speak to him. 

    A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman tells The Trentonian that the agency's police department has an outreach program that works with at-risk individuals in conjunction with the courts and social services organizations. 

    The newspaper reports Jose received a one-way bus ticket to Florida, where he joined relatives.

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