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LAist Interview: Silver Lake Five Dollar Guy

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If you live, eat, or have ever been to Silver Lake you've seen the Five Dollar Guy around. He has murals, fans, pictures and stories online dedicated to him. But who the hell is this character and where did we find him?

Who is the Five dollar Guy?

Five Dollar Guy: He's the guy with the buy you need to see before you die. He's the man with the plan, the dude with no attitude.

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Why are you the Five Dollar Guy?

My goal is to get $5 from every man woman and child on earth. I save landfills, aluminum, plastic, the homeless and the downtrodden. But most of all I save my own ass.

Have you always been the Five Dollar Guy?

No, I use to be the five hundred dollar guy, I sold chihuahuas in the street for $500 dollars, sold over 87 chihuahuas for $500 dollars. But I left that behind to get into the 5 dollar guy business.