A Facebook post by Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott is attracting a lot of attention, to the tune of more than 3,700 shares.
It features a photo of items that appear to be left behind by a panhandler on the corner of Kearney and Glenstone in Springfield.
The sheriff writes "Springfield, I know you are generous. However, when you give nice coats, food and pack a bag with gloves and sweatshirts after they have enough cash, they leave your stuff and go buy beer to enjoy back at home. Stop enabling this behavior."
The sheriff says a friend suggested he make the post public.
Arnott says we should be giving money to organizations where we know the dollars go.
The post has generated a lot of reaction, with many agreeing with the sheriff and others criticizing him for questioning people who are trying to help.