I gotta get me one of these:
The Black, a local smoke shop, started making stickers that read "Welcome to Ocean Beach - Please Don't Feed Our Bums" that started appearing in the storefronts about two weeks ago.
The stickers are a rip-off of the National Parks signs, Please Don't Feed the Bears. Some are saying it compares the homeless to wild animals.
"It isn't about the homeless...it's about the bums, the trolls that we deal with day in and day out, they get angry at you if you don't have spare change, they urinate in your doorways, graffiti on the buildings, it's terrible." said Denise Prigmore, an employee at The Black.
She goes on to say , "We sell lots of these stickers now and this has just made it better for us actually...couldn't have bought better publicity to be honest with you."
"The Black is making a profit off this anti-homeless sentiment." said Gormlie.
The store has sold nearly 500 of the "Please Don't Feed Our Bums" stickers.
The stickers not only make the homeless feel unwelcome, but some actually worry about their safety.
"It does put us more as a target because it have sturred [sic] up a lot of interest..." said Jon Baker, who has been homeless for three years.