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AP / NY Times reports: Homeless man shoeless again in NYC despite boots

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AP / NY Times reports:
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City homeless man — whose gift of boots from an NYPD police officer became an online sensation — is back on the streets with no shoes.

The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/UjCGbY) found him Sunday night wandering barefoot in Manhattan. The paper identified him as Jeffrey Hillman, formerly of South Plainfield, N.J.

Asked about the $100 all-weather boots Officer Larry DePrimo gave him on Nov. 14, Hillman says he’s hidden them because “they are worth a lot of money.”

He says he’s grateful for the gift, but he wants “a piece of the pie” because the photo was posted online “without permission.”

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» 17 Comments

  1. Xavier

    December 3rd, 2012

    Give a man shoes and he will be shod for a day.

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  2. Debbie

    December 3rd, 2012

    He probably saw all the viral stuff from his Obamaphone.

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  3. BigFurHat

    December 3rd, 2012

    This illustrates perfectly the folly of progressivism.

    “oooooh,I have an idea that will make us look and feel pious! let’s shoe the homeless,” not realizing, or not caring, that these people are deranged and the reason they are shoeless is because the first set of shoes were “sassing them,” so they had to throw them down the sewer.

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  4. dude

    December 3rd, 2012

    He sold them for booze, why do you think he did not have shoes in the first place.

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  5. dude

    December 3rd, 2012

    He is going to buy better boots with his EBT card. He was insulted with the cheap $100 boots.

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  6. Xavier

    December 3rd, 2012

    Final tally: good Samaritan: out $100, homeless: no benefit.

    There’s your liberal redistribution ideology in microcosm.

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  7. The Finisher

    December 3rd, 2012

    He wants “a piece of the pie.”

    NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED!

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  8. Jack Daniels

    December 3rd, 2012

    Hillman says he’s hidden them because “they are worth a lot of money.”

    Yeah right, my ass they’re hidden. More than likely, he’s already sold them. How does hiding them serve any purpose or function when you needed them to wear you friggin idiot!

    It’s not like they were gold or cash that you could put in a safety deposit box or something..again…you friggin idiot!

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  9. scr_north

    December 3rd, 2012

    Typical New Yorker, someone saves him and he wants a piece of the action. I guess an underemployed lawyer talked to him at the shelter they were both staying in. There are some people you just can’t help.

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  10. Xavier

    December 3rd, 2012

    Those shoes were in a pawn shop window 15 minutes after that picture was taken; dude needed his belly warmed more than his feet.

    Now there’s one more police officer who’s had his faith in humanity crushed. He won’t make that mistake again.

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  11. sablegsd

    December 3rd, 2012

    I hope his feet rot off and his lord and savior ovomit’s healthinsurancepowergrab won’t treat him.

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  12. MN Patriot

    December 3rd, 2012

    @BFH, His shoes were sassing him, HA HA.
    You think your better than me boots.
    Probably thought they were an undercover cop.
    They’re on to me, gota loose em.

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  13. Kairn

    December 3rd, 2012

    And the old adage – “You can lead a barefoot bum to boots, but you can’t make him wear ‘em.”

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  14. karen stevens

    December 3rd, 2012

    hey, it’s where the rubber meets the road

    ERR… at least he’s got skin in the game

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  15. CrustyB

    December 3rd, 2012

    I have so many stories of homeless people who act like entitled ingrates. You want to help out homeless people, don’t give anything directly to them. Give it to food pantries, homeless shelters, but not to the Salvation Army. They use the money to help over-breeders (“I’M A SINGLE MUDDAH WIT FO KIDS”) pay their bills.

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  16. Unslung Hero

    December 3rd, 2012

    He would probably better in a warmer place ………….like Somalia!!!

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  17. Name Redacted™

    December 3rd, 2012

    I have heard of this before. The street beggars prefer to look as shabby and uncomfortable as possible, because they get more pity and thus more handouts. I’m sure “No-Shoes” gets a lot of attention for just that reason.

    If you saw someone begging on a corner with better shoes and a better jacket than you had, would you give them money? I didn’t think so.

    No good deed goes unpunished!

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