More likely traded for booze.
I was betting, in my head, that the guy would sell them or have them stolen from him.
I had the odds in my head of
20% have them stolen
Goes to show that poverty isn’t just a financial condition, it’s a state a mind.
He knows that more people will give booze money to a shoeless bum. That said, the young cop will still have done a kind deed.....but he should have given that $100 to the Salvation Army for a more effective use of his money.
They well be gone, sold or traded in a couple of days.
If this guy wanted shoes he would have a pair.
You are probably right!
My husband predicted from the beginning that the guy would sell them for booze.
However, my sister-in-law came up with a better theory. The guy was sitting, shoeless, outside a shoe store. That was his MO. He knew people going into a store to buy shoes would feel sorry for the shoeless guy just outside and give him money. So, all the publicity he got from the cell phone picture really ruined his gig! He probably had shoes all along and just hid them.
Now he will have to figure out a new angle for maximum begging results. Bummer. (Or is it too un-PC to say any word containing “bum” when discussing the homeless these days?)