(Image Source: Jennifer Foster)


BY NATHAN GIANNINI
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY


The homeless New York City man whose picture went viral after an NYPD officer gave him a pair of boots is barefoot again.

Officer Larry DePrimo was caught on camera by an Arizona tourist giving Jeffrey Hillman socks and boots on a cold night.

DePrimo became a national celebrity after doing the talk-show rounds and was hailed as an example of what was right with the NYPD. But whatever happened to Hillman?

The 54-year-old was spotted panhandling on the Upper West Side Sunday night -- without the $100 pair of boots. He told The Times: “Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money … I could lose my life.”

He went on to thank the officer and said he wished there were more people like him in the world. Hillman, an army veteran and estranged father of two has been homeless in New York for about 10 years. His brother, Kirk, lives in Pennsylvania and says he hasn’t seen him in almost a year.

Hillman’s niece told the New York Post: “Jeffrey has his own life, and he has chosen that life, but he knows that our hearts and home are always open to him … He knows that, he’s well aware of that.”

Homeless NYC Man from Viral Photo Barefoot Again

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Dec 3, 2012

Homeless NYC Man from Viral Photo Barefoot Again

(Image Source: Jennifer Foster)


BY NATHAN GIANNINI
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY


The homeless New York City man whose picture went viral after an NYPD officer gave him a pair of boots is barefoot again.

Officer Larry DePrimo was caught on camera by an Arizona tourist giving Jeffrey Hillman socks and boots on a cold night.

DePrimo became a national celebrity after doing the talk-show rounds and was hailed as an example of what was right with the NYPD. But whatever happened to Hillman?

The 54-year-old was spotted panhandling on the Upper West Side Sunday night -- without the $100 pair of boots. He told The Times: “Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money … I could lose my life.”

He went on to thank the officer and said he wished there were more people like him in the world. Hillman, an army veteran and estranged father of two has been homeless in New York for about 10 years. His brother, Kirk, lives in Pennsylvania and says he hasn’t seen him in almost a year.

Hillman’s niece told the New York Post: “Jeffrey has his own life, and he has chosen that life, but he knows that our hearts and home are always open to him … He knows that, he’s well aware of that.”

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