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Accused panhandler lied about being a veteran, police say

James Shouse (Source: LMDC) James Shouse (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man arrested Thursday was aggressively panhandling near the VA Medical Center and pretending to be a veteran, according to an arrest report.

The report says that James Shouse was pretending to have post-traumatic stress disorder and told the arresting officer he was shot in the war.

Shouse, 53, is charged with impersonating a public servant and disorderly conduct.

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