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Frederick police charge Hagerstown woman after panhandling complaint

April 16, 2013

The Frederick (Md.) Police Department said it has charged a Hagerstown woman with failing to obey a warning to stop panhandling.

Bobbie Jo Smith, 41, of 100 Ray St. in Hagerstown, was charged with one count of failure to obey a lawful order, according to a Frederick Police Department news release.

Police said they were called shortly before 4 p.m. Monday for a complaint of a woman panhandling at the entrance of the Frederick Shopping Center at 1305 W. Seventh St.

When Officer Deborah Trapp arrived at the location, she recognized a woman standing in a grassy median holding a cardboard sign that said she had kids and was short on money, according to the release.

Police said they had cited Smith for allegedly panhandling on Sunday at a different location, and charged her with failing to obey a lawful order on Monday.

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