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Man cited for panhandling with flute says he was trying to raise money for a sick friend

When Phil Penne squatted down to play his Native American flute Friday evening, he says he had the best of intentions. He put his back up to a shopping center wall, opened a metal ammunition box and displayed a small written description of his friend's battle with cancer inside. He began playing Christmas tunes. He collected cash and change. According to Pinellas Park Police, that's panhandling. [James Borchuck | tampabay.com] (Dec. 9, 2013)

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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