I have personally been harrased by him on 2 different occasions, a few years apart. I also saw him say some very violent and sexually explicit things to another young woman who was by herself until I turned the corner, I then walked with her and he went back to the spare change routine. She was very relieved someone came along.
He is a danger to women in the area, and trust me what he says and how he says it is very scary, especially when you are used to him being around and the second no one is within hearing range, his story changes.
Both times I found a local police officer, who both times indicated that they were aware of such complaints from area women,many suffolk u undergrads, they advised me to stay far away, and that they keep a "close eye on him".
I'm not trying to go on an anti homeless rant, most are harmless, this fellow however is NOT harmless, and it scares me when see people talking about him as a "character" and not the sexual deviant that he is.
So if you are a woman reading this, please steer far far clear of him. Please don't let stories like the one below let you have your guard down around him. One sister to another, please just stay away from him and be careful when he is nearby, especially if you are alone.