This is one panhandler that can’t be ignored

BRIDGEPORT – A panhandler, who police said apparently couldn’t take no for an answer, stabbed a local man in the chest.
Dwayne “Crab” Upchurch, 41, was charged Thursday with second-degree assault.
Police said on Nov. 22, the 49-year-old victim was walking on East Main Street when he was approached by Upchurch who asked him if he had any spare change. The victim replied, “No, get yourself a damn job,” and with that police said Upchurch pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim twice in the chest.
The victim was treated for his injuries at Bridgeport Hospital.

Daniel Tepfer