Homeless man shoeless again in NYC despite boots

Homeless man shoeless again in NYC despite boots

Credit: Jennifer Foster

Homeless man shoeless again in NYC despite boots

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 3 at 7:40 AM

Poll:
Should the NYPD have asked permission from Officer Larry DePrimo and Jeffrey Hillman before posting their photo online?

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."

Jennifer Foster -- an Arizona tourist -- snapped the photo of the officer presenting new boots to Hillman. It went viral after it was posted on the NYPD's Facebook page.

Ariz. woman talks about snapping photo of NYPD cop, homeless man

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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