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Panhandler punches good Samaritan


MADISON (WKOW) -- A panhandler punched a good Samaritan in the face after the man tried to give him a dollar, according to Madison police.

According to officers, the panhandler approached the 50-year-old man Monday and asked for 40 cents.  The man pulled out a handful of cash, giving one dollar to the panhandler.

The man allegedly grabbed the entire wad of cash and walked away.

Demanding his money back, the donor followed him. Police say the panhandler responded by punching him.

The victim fell back and hit his head on a trash bin, suffering a cut requiring multiple stitches.

Police have a lead -- a 45-year-old man cited for menacing panhandling earlier in the day.

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