(Image Source: The New York Times)

 

BY GEORGE DUMONTIER

ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY

 

Remember the shoeless, homeless man who received a pair of boots from a caring New York Police Officer? His name is Jeffrey Hillman, and he is once again shoeless, but as it turns out he isn’t homeless.

“Officials say Hillman - not homeless. He actually has an apartment in the bronx,and a social security income thanks to the city’s outreach programs.”

Hillman has reportedly had the apartment for the past year. A city official told the New York Daily News...

“‘Outreach teams from the Department of Homeless Services continue to attempt to work with him, but he has a history of turning down services.’ ... The program comes with a wide array of social services, including drug and alcohol counseling and mental health treatment.”

So what happened to the not-so-homeless man’s new shoes? The 54-year-old from New Jersey told the New York Times...

“Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money ... I could lose my life.”

WNBC stresses not to let the truth about Hillman spoil Officer Deprimo’s good deed.

“our new information, while surprising, or sad or even discouraging, doesn’t take anything away from the generous act of Officer DePrimo.”

Homeless New Yorker From Viral Photo Isn't Homeless

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Dec 4, 2012

Homeless New Yorker From Viral Photo Isn't Homeless

(Image Source: The New York Times)

 

BY GEORGE DUMONTIER

ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY

 

Remember the shoeless, homeless man who received a pair of boots from a caring New York Police Officer? His name is Jeffrey Hillman, and he is once again shoeless, but as it turns out he isn’t homeless.

“Officials say Hillman - not homeless. He actually has an apartment in the bronx,and a social security income thanks to the city’s outreach programs.”

Hillman has reportedly had the apartment for the past year. A city official told the New York Daily News...

“‘Outreach teams from the Department of Homeless Services continue to attempt to work with him, but he has a history of turning down services.’ ... The program comes with a wide array of social services, including drug and alcohol counseling and mental health treatment.”

So what happened to the not-so-homeless man’s new shoes? The 54-year-old from New Jersey told the New York Times...

“Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money ... I could lose my life.”

WNBC stresses not to let the truth about Hillman spoil Officer Deprimo’s good deed.

“our new information, while surprising, or sad or even discouraging, doesn’t take anything away from the generous act of Officer DePrimo.”

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