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Darryl Strawberry

Shook Down By Savvy Homeless Dude

11/22/2013 8:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Darryl Strawberry got straight up WORKED by a panhandler on the mean streets of NYC last night ... and TMZ Sports caught the whole thing on video.

The former NY Mets superstar was walking around the Meatpacking District when he was spotted by some fans and the paparazzi ... who stopped Straw for an impromptu photo session.

Straw was a great sport -- and couldn't have been friendlier -- and that's when a panhandler saw a golden opportunity to cash in.

Knowing Darryl wasn't going to stiff him in front of fans and photogs, the man hit up Straw for cash ... and essentially shamed D.S. into opening his wallet.

In the end, the guy walked away with a crisp $20 bill.

For the record, Darryl did not receive a single crack rock in return.

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2 COMMENTS

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smdt    

He is such a nice person. He came to my church and was so nice. Sad to hear about everything he went through but thank God he got his life together.

302 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

so he gave the guy money. nice gesture.

302 days ago

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