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Sheriff's Office 'Habitual Beggar' Arrested in Salisbury

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Nicholas D. Parks Nicholas D. Parks

SALISBURY, Md.- The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of soliciting money from motorists in Salisbury. 

The Sheriff's Office reports that on the afternoon of Dec. 19,  a deputy spotted 28-year-old Nicholas W. Parks of Delmar, Md., standing in the median strip of U.S. 13 in the area of Northpointe Drive and holding a sign that stated, “Homeless Need Help.”

The Sheriff's Office said the deputy also observed Parks walked into the roadway to collect money from passing motorists. The deputy had warned Parks the day before to stay away from this location and to stop walking into the roadway to collect money, according to the Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the deputy was also familiar with multiple encounters in which law enforcement had warned Parks about soliciting in the roadway.

The deputy placed Parks under arrest for failing to obey the previous warnings and for being a habitual beggar, which is a violation of a county ordinance that prohibits vagrants soliciting for money.

Parks was released on personal recognizance. 

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