'Aggressive panhandler' gets one-way ticket out of New Jersey

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(AP) - A panhandler known for his occasionally aggressive interactions with motorists in New Jersey's capital city has been relocated with the help of New Jersey Transit.

The man known as Jose had been a familiar sight in recent years as he solicited money, food, clothing and alcohol several blocks from NJ Transit's Trenton Transit Center.

In one notorious incident, he defecated on the ground near a police car after an officer stopped to speak to him.

A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman tells The Trentonian that the agency's police department has an outreach program that works with at-risk individuals in conjunction with the courts and social services organizations.

The newspaper reports Jose received a one-way bus ticket to Florida, where he joined relatives.

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