Who are those people begging in the burbs?

Posted at 10:21 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 20:04:58-05

It's become an increasing issue in the suburbs. People standing on the street corners, begging for your money.  But, should you give? Are they really in need?

It's an issue 7 Action News Reporter Ronnie Dahl set out to investigate.

It started with an email about a guy in Farmington Hills. His name is Allen. He stands on the corner along Grand River Avenue, holding a handmade sign. He claims to be a vet, who lost everything. He is homeless and hungry. 

But is he really?

Click on the video player to watch Ronnie Dahl's full report.

Allen is just one example of a crisis growing in the suburbs. Why is it happening? Should you give?

Tune into Action News at 11pm for Ronnie Dahl's report!