As someone who sympathises more than some about such things I have wondered about this one. Still it may all be some sort of hoax for all I know. The man has called in to BBC 5 live claiming to make up to £200 a day from begging on the street. I suppose it is possible to make that sort of money in that way but not so very easy though I would have thought. Perhaps he makes more money because people sympathise more with him in this cold weather.