New signs in Manchester, N.H. are asking people to stop giving money to panhandlers.
Often standing at busy intersections, panhandlers put themselves in the heart of traffic with a sign asking people to help them by donating spare change or a few bucks. But police say this is dangerous and the unsafe behavior needs to stop.
Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard tweeted a photo of the new signs posted around town Monday, which ask people to donate to a local charity instead of giving money to these people.
The picture even has a woman with a cardboard sign standing next to one of the news warnings.
"Your generosity could l lead to a fatality," the sign reads.
The sign also has a list of a few local charities you could support.
Willard also offered a look at similar signs in New York City that discourage panhandling.