The homeless man given a pair of boots by a kind NYPD officer last month apparently is not homeless after all. The boots are also missing already.
According to the N.Y. Daily News, Jeffrey Hillman, 54, has a Bronx apartment paid for via a combination of rent vouchers, Social Security, and VA benefits.
It's a sad and somewhat puzzling follow-up to a story that captured millions of hearts.
Hillman and police officer Lawrence DePrimo became Internet sensations after a tourist snapped a photo of DePrimo giving the homeless man a pair of boots.