Panhandler robs woman trying to give him $5, chokes her son when he tries to intervene 12/23/2015 10:15 am PST Comments WPTV via WPTV: PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- (WPTV) -- A Florida woman was robbed by a panhandler on Tuesday night while trying to give the man $5. Pasco County Deputies said 35-year-old David Blum reached into the woman's car, stealing $70 and her debit card. Blum then choked the victim's son when he intervened. According to Sheriff Chris Nocco, incidents with panhandlers have been increasing. "They're criminals; they're just trying to tug at people's hearts," said Nocco. Deputies found Blum at a homeless camp in the woods a short distance away from where he had been staying with several other people. FULL STORY: Panhandler robs woman trying to give him $5, chokes her son when he tries to intervene - WPTV #Florida #Robbery #Theft Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.