Barefoot Again, Homeless Man Wants 'Piece of the Pie'

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    Barefoot Again, Homeless Man Wants 'Piece of the Pie'

    Jeffrey Hillman hid shoes: 'They're worth a lot of money'

    By Matt Cantor
    Posted Dec 3, 2012

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    (Newser) – The homeless man who recently acquired a pair of $100 boots from a police officer is already barefoot again. "Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money," Jeffrey Hillman tells the New York Times, after reporters caught up with him in Manhattan's Upper West Side. "I could lose my life." He revealed mixed feelings about the moment that warmed hearts around the world. "I was put on YouTube, I was put on everything without permission. What do I get?" he asked. "This went around the world, and I want a piece of the pie."

    Still, "I appreciate what the officer did, don’t get me wrong," he noted. "I wish there were more people like him in the world." And: "I want to thank everyone that got onto this thing.
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    Barefoot Again, Homeless Man Wants 'Piece of the Pie' - Jeffrey Hillman hid shoes: 'They're worth a lot of money'
     
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    There is a reason folks like him end up, well.... Like him :dunno:


    Sad?

    Yes... Very
     
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    i can see why he would be in danger from other homeless.
    He also feels used, not by the cop, but by media.
     
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    He wants money, and I imagine he sold the shoes for drugs, which wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    Barefoot NYC Man Isn't Homeless...
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    Shoeless Man in Viral Photo Not Homeless: Officials
    Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 | Jeffrey Hillman, the barefooted recipient of boots from a caring NYPD officer, has an apartment in the Bronx, the I-Team has learned; Veterans program secured housing for Jeffrey Hillman
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    Straphanger killed after being pushed in front of oncoming train in midtown Manhattan

    Man Pushed to Death on NYC Subway; Han Ki Suk, 58, of Elmhurst had struggled to his feet after being pushed onto the tracks and was desperately trying to crawl back out of harm’s way when the downtown R train slammed into him, witnesses said.; Cops still seeking attacker

     
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    <Sigh>...
     
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    These kinds of people can't be helped. They should be left to live or die as they wish because there is nothing that anyone can do to change their circumstances. Helping him by giving him shoes didn't help him at all.
     
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    Sending him off to war didn't seem to help him.
     
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    If he hadn't VOLUNTARILY joined the military he wouldn't have the lifetime housing voucher he now has.
     
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    He's a conman. Doesn't wear shoes to help his trade.
     

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