‘Bogus Beggar' arrested

Gary Thompson (Source: LMDC)
Gary Thompson (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man called the "Bogus Beggar" is now behind bars.

Sgt. Phil Russell, spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police, said Gary Thompson was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Boone County, KY.

Thompson, 31, was the subject of a May 28 report by WAVE 3 News reporter John Boel who found Thompson in downtown Louisville begging for money.

Thompson previously said he averages $100,000 a year with his act.

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