In September when my wife and I were coming home from Pittsburgh we stopped at a rest area on the turnpike right before Breezewood. There was a guy driving around in a blue dodge caravan asking for money to "get home to Tennessee". I had no cash and didn't give him anything. I watched him drive around for a while and he got some money. He then pulled up to the gas station and went inside.
At this time we were ready to leave the parking lot and get some gas and as I was walking inside I noticed the van was running and the window was down. I also noticed some odd pictures and newspaper clippings inside. I can't totally remember what I saw but I'm pretty sure one was a mug shot of the guy. He's a rather large scary looking dude. He scared the crap out of me when he came up behind me and asked "What are you doing?" I told him the van was running and I wanted to make sure everything was ok. He then proceeded to say some rather not nice and violent things to my wife and I. He followed us into the gas station and continued. We just ignored him and eventually went on our way.
Fast forward to this past Monday morning at our local gas station in Urbana, MD (read: 100 miles from the rest stop). A dude in a blue caravan is driving around, DRIVING AROUND, asking for money to get home to Tennessee. It took me a minute but I finally realized it was the same guy. He asked me for money and I said no. I then told the guy pumping gas across from me that I saw him 5 months ago in PA. This dude must have crazy good hearing because he drove back and started telling me not to talk *charcoal* about him. He then proceeded to tell me it's my God given duty to give to anyone in need. He's right about that and I had about 5 scriptures that came to mind that I wanted to quote back about bearing false witness, not being a hypocrite and so on but I again just ignored him and we left.
If you're "trying to get home to Tennessee" and you only traveled 100 miles in the last 5 months then you need a map. Also, to get to Urbana from Breezewood you almost certainly pass I-81 which would be the road you take from I-70 to get to Tennessee. Also, why are you DRIVING AROUND A PARKING LOT asking for gas money? You're wasting gas.
I've never run into a scam artist twice in two different states before.