If you're used to navigating New York City on the subway, you have seen plenty of interesting characters entering and exiting your train car.

I've been on the subway dozens of times with panhandlers preaching to passengers. They start telling stories about how they ended up in that very subway car asking for money. Drugs, booze, credit card debt. I've heard plenty of reasons.

When this man suddenly started speaking in the video, the passengers assumed he was going to beg for money. What they got was a very lighthearted prank.

Watch the video below.

Do you have any crazy beggar stories? Share yours in the comment section below.