JPSO: Panhandler threatens to harm 86-year-old woman over $2

JPSO: Panhandler threatens to harm 86-year-old woman over $2

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a panhandler accused of threatening to harm an 86-year-old woman if she did not give him $2, according to a JPSO spokesperson.

Benjamin Gloger, 40, was charged Tuesday with attempted simple robbery, two counts of simple assault and criminal trespassing.

Officers said it happened at the Tastee Donuts in the 5000 block of West Esplanade Ave.

Gloger allegedly asked the victim for money, otherwise he would knock her down.

The woman asked for help from someone inside the restaurant. A man walked Gloger outside, according to authorities.

The manager told a deputy Gloger implied he had a weapon. When the manager asked Gloger to leave the premises, he said "I will kick your ass," the arrest report said.

Gloger was eventually taken into custody. He is being held in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on a $22,850 bond.

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