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Watch What Happens When A Passer-By Suspects An 'Amputee' Beggar Is Faking His Disability

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:58:23 Z)

This video shows how a suspicious passer-by single-handedly exposed the fraud of a man who wanted people to think he was legless. The "amputee" beggar was really able-bodied, but had tucked his legs behind him under his clothes.

While his fraud -- and more -- have been exposed, perhaps his flexibiity could get him a job with Cirque du Soleil?

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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