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    "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    Panhandler on Ocean Parkway pretends to be a Vietnam vet with one arm, but he's a fake whom our photographer nabbed counting his cash with both arms - NYPOST.com

    Semper fake!

    For years, Brooklyn commuters have opened their wallets for Robert McMahon, handing cash to this heroic and heartbreaking figure, a Vietnam vet in combat fatigues, his left arm missing and his right leg crippled, as he panhandles on Ocean Parkway in Kensington.

    He plays to their patriotism, having scrawled his nickname, "Rambo," on the back of his camouflage jacket, along with his years of service with the Marines and two stints in 'Nam that saw heavy action. The top of his empty left sleeve is pinned to his uniform shoulder, and he drags his bum leg behind him.


    Photos: Alex Rud
    Robert Mc Mahon appears an arm short.

    While begging for cash in Brooklyn, he plays up his phony stints in Vietnam.

    At day's end, he counts his cash - with both fully functioning arms.
    When drivers stop for red lights, McMahon, 53, hobbles over and salutes gallantly, juggling a paper cup and a cardboard sign that reads, "Vietnam vet." They give freely.


    Ugh. He makes me sick.


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    Re: "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    Thats pretty ****ed up.
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    Re: "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    As soon as someone starts bragging about their military experience the red flag goes up.

    Have a feeling most of those "Vets" begging at the intersection never were in.

    That photo of him counting his money with the suddent growth of a new left arm is a classic. I like to think his scam just came to an end with New Yorkers.

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    Re: "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    As soon as someone starts bragging about their military experience the red flag goes up.

    Have a feeling most of those "Vets" begging at the intersection never were in.

    That photo of him counting his money with the suddent growth of a new left arm is a classic. I like to think his scam just came to an end with New Yorkers.
    I get that feeling about the internet braggarts too.
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    Re: "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    I get that feeling about the internet braggarts too.
    Especially if the braggart claims he has no arms...

    HOWS HE TYPING! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    And he probably makes more in a day than the average soldier/sailor.
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    Re: "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Especially if the braggart claims he has no arms...

    HOWS HE TYPING! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    With his hands, you don't type with your arms.
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    Re: "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    Napoleon allegedly kept his armies up his sleevies.
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    Re: "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Especially if the braggart claims he has no arms...

    HOWS HE TYPING! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    He uses his toes.

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    Re: "Armless" vet caught with two hands.

    Too bad you can't say he was caught red handed, due to the lack of ink on his hands.

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