Guy Says He Gave Homeless Man 75 Cents, Wound Up Handcuffed in Back of Cop Car

Greg Snider has a question for the Houston Police Department that we don't find unreasonable but that HPD finds freakin' annoying: He says he wants to know why multiple police officers descended upon him, handcuffed him and shoved him in the back of a squad car for an hour after he gave a homeless dude some spare change.

The 41-year-old father of four says it all happened January 8 after he left a job site at Hardy and Hays streets. Snider, who says he works for a company that provides ultrasound services for the oil and gas industry, was talking with a client on his phone while looking for I-10 West -- he was headed to his home in Katy. He says he got turned around, and decided to pull over and finish his call.

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Contributor Craig Malisow covers crooks, quacks, animal abusers, elected officials, and other assorted people for the Houston Press.
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