Sarasota business takes a stand against panhandlers

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- A business owner on Main Street in Sarasota is urging people to not give any handouts to panhandlers.

A photo posted on the Sarasota Florida Facebook page recently shows Downtown Improvement District member Ron Soto posing next to a sign reading "Don't give in to panhandling."

In February 2013, Sarasota passed a ban on panhandling on roadways, but it is still legal on sidewalks.

ABC 7's Bobeth Yates is following this story and will have a report tonight on ABC 7 News.

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Panhandling sign

Courtesy: Sarasota Florida/Facebook

My name is Scott.