AKRON, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) – Panhandlers often are considered down on their luck drug addicts or booze hounds, but a woman in Akron is panhandling for a different reason.
According to WKYC-TV, Chrissy Lance, 37, is trying to get the money together for breast augmentation surgery.
Lance camps out on the corner of Manchester Road and Carnegie Avenue in a tiny bikini on top of a motorcycle with a sign that says “Not Homeless Need Boobs.”
Lance, a student and single mother who works as a barmaid, says she was inspired by beggars in her city and acquired a panhandling license before she took up her sign.
“I see people panhandling every day,” Lance told WKYC, “so why not panhandle for boobs?”
She says she wants implants because it will help her self-esteem.
She’s going to need to raise $5,000 for her new breasts. Lance has a long way to go, though, collecting only $90 so far.