Officer Lawrence DePrimo bought new boots for a homeless man he encountered in Times Square.
MSN - Last week we told you about a barefoot homeless man on the receiving end of a random act of kindness in the form of a warm pair of boots. Well, he’s gone viral again for being, well, barefoot… again. His name’s Jeffrey Hillman and when asked by a reporter about what became of the boots proffered by New York City police officer Lawrence DePrimo he said, “Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money.” Sure, he’s grateful, and says he wishes there were more people like DePrimo in the world, but online fame hasn’t helped him. “I was put on YouTube, I was put on everything without permission … I want a piece of the pie.”
Oh wow would you look at that? Who saw that coming? I can’t believe that Jeffrey Hillman didn’t take those boots and turn his life around. I thought he would have put those boots on and gotten a job and gotten back on his feet. Complete the Christmas fairytale and show that power of giving in the holiday season. For sure not.
Jeff Hillman probably sold those boots for crack rocks and a blow job. Do you know why? Because he’s a homeless asshole. Thats what homeless people are. Its like the old saying in the Bible - Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Well here in New York the Gospel says “Give a homeless man a pair of shoes and he’ll sell them for crystal meth and continue being a vagrant because he’s a drug addicted junkie.” Plus you know how damaging a fresh pair of kicks can be to the panhandling game? Thats a tell tale sign that its a scam. See some guy dressed in rags smelling like shit but he’s got a brand new pair of $100 shoes on and you ain’t giving him shit. See someone walking around barefoot in December and thats a little more likely to get you to toss a few pennies in his coffee cup. So Office DePrimo – that was a real nice thing you did. Random act of kindness that went viral and probably restored some faith in humanity for people all over the internet. But next time just cut out the middle man and give him a hundred bucks worth of drugs and whiskey so we don’t have to see this ungrateful asshole parading around barefoot 5 minutes after you give him shoes.
PS – You were put on facebook, not youtube, you idiot. I don’t care if you’ve been homeless since before AOL, you should know the difference between youtube and facebook. And lets be honest you don’t want a “piece of the pie” you just want more heroin.