Deputies: Aggressive panhandler threatened driver who wouldn’t give her a dollar

Deputies: Aggressive panhandler threatened driver who wouldn’t give her a dollar
Aggressive panhandler arrested after threatening someone who wouldn’t give her a dollar (Source: Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies have arrested a homeless woman for allegedly threatening a driver who would not her a dollar.

Deputies say they were driving into the intersection of 14th Street West and 30th Avenue West when they say they heard 46-year-old Melanie Leff yelling at a silver four-door car that was stopped at the red light.

According to deputies, Leff was yelling profane language into the window of the car and threatening to cause bodily harm to the woman who was driving the car after being denied a dollar.

Deputies say that while placing her under arrest, Leff was extremely aggressive and verbally abusive towards them as well.

She was transported to the Manatee County Jail and is facing a charge of a county ordinance violation.

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