Needless to say, the next day after the article was posted the intersection was completely free of the pesky kids and I haven't seen them since. However, there is a new small group of kids (possibly from that yellow-shirt group) who are still panhandling, but not as bad as the yellow shirts did. Last week, I actually watched from my window as one of the boys from this new group of kids (very heavyweight boy) stood and paced back and forth in the middle of a lane of oncoming traffic, as cars flew by him. I'm not sure if this is a tactic to get people to give him attention for money but I could NOT believe that this kid just stayed in the flow, impeding traffic! These cars had a green light and must have been going 35 miles an hour and this kid wasn't going to move. Maybe in his head this was a video game, but in reality it just makes people more angry and most likely uninterested in shelling out any pocket change. Especially the cars who had to wait trying to switch lanes because this kid was standing in their lane and wouldn't move but, when the cars finally switched lanes to pass by him they got caught at the red light. The thing that baffled me was he still tried to ask for money from them.