IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles woman has been arrested in what officials called “aggressive” panhandling in Irvine.
She has been identified as Monae Antionette Lloyd, 26.
Lloyd was cited for aggressive panhandling after demanding money from a gas station patron who turned out to be an off-duty officer.
About 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, the off-duty officer was fueling her own car at a gas station when Lloyd allegedly approached.
The suspect demanded money, she said, for gas. When contacted by responding officers, Lloyd allegedly provided a false name.
The suspect is known to be part of a panhandling crew consisting of females from Los Angeles who frequent Orange County gas stations and demand money from patrons. This crew is known to visit multiple locations in a day.
Authorities said the “aggressive” behavior includes becoming loud and verbal, intimidation tactics, standing extremely close to patrons and blocking people’s paths.
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