THIS IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC: MAN RIPS BEGGING FRAUD … “TAKE OFF MY UNIFORM”.
STOLEN VALOR: It is one thing to beg, its quite another thing to beg while pretending to be a down and out military veteran and it, as the man says in the video, takes balls, to beg and pretend to be a military veteran outside a military base. Watch the man below rip this fraud a new one. You can hear Garrett Goodwin say to the homeless fraud, “That’s my uniform! My brothers died in that uniform.” … “Take that and throw it away!” … “Don’t put it back on.” … “Not on my watch. Not yesterday. Not today. Not tomorrow.”
Kudos to Garrett Goodwin!!!
Warning – Language
The man in uniform claimed to be a vet and was begging for money, and Garrett Goodwin had seen enough.
Goodwin is an Army veteran who confronted an apparently fake one on the streets of Tampa on Monday.
It happened at the intersection of Gandy and Dale Mabry, and the video has been seen by more than 1.8 million people on Facebook.
The man is holding a sign that says he’s a homeless veteran and he needs help. It just so happens that Goodwin helps organizations who reach out to veterans in need, but minutes into the conversation, he says he knew something was up.
“That’s my uniform! My brothers died in that uniform,” you can hear him say on the video.
In fact, he told FOX 13 that he’s burying a friend — a Marine who died of cancer — and that’s one of the reasons why he reacted so strongly.
“Take that and throw it away!” he screams at the man. “Don’t put it back on.”
“I was angry. I was frustrated. I was sad,” Goodwin said.
He isn’t the only one. The video has been shared by tens of thousands of people on Facebook. Goodwin, an Army medic for nine years, takes it personally.