If a very pushy guy with out-of-state plates tells you he will fix the dents in your car in 10 minutes for $200, it is legal if he has a permit. Evidently he didn't have one, because I soon found a cop, and, last I looked, there were two police cars in back of this guy's car. 99% of panhandlers give up when I start talking my version of German. But not this guy. . .I was ready to threaten bodily harm, in very plain English. Bad economy, or what?