If you’ve never heard of Gary Thompson before, you’re probably going to want to punch him in the face after watching this video. A college graduate with a degree in speech pathology, Thompson has made a ridiculous living throughout Kentucky’s biggest cities and beyond as a mentally and physically handicapped man, who claims to have been hit by a truck when he was 9-years old, presumably among other things. The truth is that Thompson was in a motorcycle crash in 1993 that paid him $2.5 million, and last year he was arrested for disorderly conduct and mischief, while bragging to the local news that he was clearing $100,000 a year for his scam, all while doing his best Simple Jack routine with a sh*t-eating smile on his face.
WAVE’s John Boel recently spotted Thompson panhandling in Louisville again at busy places like McDonald’s and Thorntons, but the real, almost baffling stupidity was recorded on camera as Thompson was walking around and high-fiving his buddies right outside of the WAVE studio. Let this be a lesson to you aspiring criminals out there – no matter how smart you think you are, you’re probably a moron.
As an added bonus, if you’re not pissed off enough, here is the raw footage of Boel confronting Thompson in Louisville.