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A Detroit homeless man has taken panhandling high-tech: He accepts credit cards on the 8 Mile highway overpass where he lives and created a website where he can be hired to work odd jobs.
Abe Hagenston, 42, who goes by “Honest Abe” on his website, told NBC affiliate WDIV he has been homeless for about a decade. He takes credit card donations through Square, a credit card reader that connects to cell phones — although he said his phone has been stolen before.
“People don’t realize how tough it is to come from nothing when you don’t have…”
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