I found a follow up story on this picture. The homeless guy is running a scam. The shop owner said the guy got ten pairs of shoes that day. If I can find the story again, I’ll post a link. What the cop did is still incredibly kind but it seems he may have been duped.
I thought the story that this guy never had a pair of shoes in his life sounded quite fishy.
yeah, i’d like to see that follow up.
Sadly, I think you are correct.
I just saw a story today that said the man is walking around shoeless again! In an interview he talks about being on Youtube and Facebook and wants to know “where is HIS piece of the pie.” Now, how would a truly homeless person have any clue what Facebook and Youtube is and how would he know he is on it and is a popular draw?
SCAM, SCAM, SCAM.
I’ve noticed that you see trends among the homeless in various cities. For instance, one year in several different cities, I saw several of them carrying signs that said “Need beer. Why lie?”
I’m sure we will now see many shoeless during the winter to get sympathy, now that the word spreads showing it works.
Remember the “Will work for food” signs a few years ago?