A few months ago in Ballard, a young girl came up to my boyfriend and I with this story about how she and her friends were trying to get money cause their car broke down. She started crying and such and really begging pitifully but we didn't have money and she moved on her way.
Well, two days ago in Ballard the same girl came up to my mother and me and told us the same story! Crying and all. I also work in the neighborhood and saw her hustling two older women later in the day outside my shop.
It's so sad because she's pretty young, I would say early 20's. She must be needing drug money pretty bad.
So my question is... how do I go about reporting something like this? She's pretty convincing so I'm sure she's gotten a lot of people to feel sorry for her and give her money. I don't think it's fair that she be allowed to just keep it up. I don't want to confront her because she'll just move on to another neighborhood and do the same thing. I also don't want to call the cops because either they won't care or they will start harassing the other neighborhood homeless who are really actually very respectful and keep mostly to themselves. What should I do?