An officer patrolling the area of Springside Drive and state Route 18 on April 27 saw a panhandler with a sign that read "Homeless... trying to feed my family," according to Bath police.
The officer watched someone stop their car, go to the trunk and pull out a giant box of food. The person gave it to the panhandler and drove away.
The panhandler took the box of food and threw it in a dumpster behind Strickland's, the officer reported. He drove up to the dumpster and retrieved the box, which contained spaghetti, sauce, soda, canned goods, two large boxes of cereal and a can of Spam. Of all the items, only the Spam was expired.
An employee from Eddie's Bike Shop took the food and put it in his car, the report said.
The officer drove up to the panhandler and asked her why she threw the food away, but she got angry and questioned why he was questioning her.