NJ Transit gives defecating beggar one-way ticket out of town
TRENTON — Now he's Florida's problem.
A panhandler known for his occasionally aggressive interactions with motorists in the capital city has been relocated with the help of NJ 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 the Trenton Transit Center.
In one notorious incident, he defecated on the ground near a police car after an officer stopped to speak to him.
An NJ Transit spokeswoman told 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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