Fake Statue Street Performers (Beggars)
A popular begging method in areas with a high concentration of tourists is to dress in costume and pretend to be a statue, only periodically changing position. Sometimes donations will trigger the performer to change position, or acknowledge of the donor in some way.
A favorite pastime for people pretending to be fake statues is scaring people—especially children.
This type of street performance is commonly known as a Living Statue.