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
Hey, the last time the guy panhandled barefoot, he got a hundred dollar pair of boots out of it. Why wouldn’t he try it again?
Sadly, “have them stolen” probably is higher on that list. Probably 50/50 with sell them for booze, perhaps even greater. This man likely is mentally ill, so another good category is “leave them in an alley and wander off barefooted.”