Disappointed with his response, managers at the dealership put a sign under the hood of a car next to where the man was standing to discourage people from giving him money.
The sign seemed more like a public service announcement.
It reads: “Please do not give anything to this panhandler. We offered him a full-time job at $10 per hour. He said, 'I make more than any of you,' and he did not want the job. Please donate to a more worthy cause.”
Felicia Tubbs works at the Shell gas station across the street from the dealership. She said over the course of a year, a duo of panhandlers would stand at the street corner begging for money. Drivers knew them and described them as father and son.
“At first you feel bad for them,” a driver said. “But then it’s day after day, week after week.”
Police reportedly arrested the duo on Tuesday, but Tubbs said she saw the same men back on the side of the road shortly afterward.
She said she snapped a picture of the men with a new sign that reads, "You can't afford a one-bedroom apartment on $10 per hour."
The other sign reads, "The median income in Livingston County is $70,000."
Michigan State Police troopers said two people were arrested for vagrancy and disorderly conduct. Their names weren't released because they haven't been arraigned.
The dealership has since taken down the sign.