Panhandler turns down job offer at car dealership: 'I make more than any of you'

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BRIGHTON, MI (WSYX/WTTE) -- A Honda dealership in Michigan is embroiled in a feud with a pair of panhandlers after one of the men turned down a job offer at the car lot and reportedly said, "I make more than any of you."

According to WDIV, witnesses said the two men have been begging for money outside the dealership for more than a year.

At some point, management at the dealership approached one of the men and offered him a full-time job for $10 an hour. They said he turned it down and the dealership responded by placing a sign for drivers to see.

"Please do not give anything to this panhandler. We offered him a full-time job at $10 per hour. He said 'I make more than any of you,' and he did not want the job. Please donate to a more worthy cause," the sign reads.

That sign has gone viral with many applauding the dealership.

The panhandlers responded with their own signs, including one that read, 'You can't afford a one-bedroom apartment on $10 per hour.'

They were eventually arrested on vagrancy charged after a call to Brighton Police.