Yeah, I think so too. Why would he go back to begging?
People like him make some homeless people look bad. What a stereotypical lazy ungrateful person.
He even had the audacity to complain about how some pictures were taken of him "without permission". Get real.
I have lived downtown for a long time. At first I would give out items and money to the homeless but then I stopped. I probably will never give those people anything ever again. What I have learned is that these homeless people WANT to live on the street. They have 0 responsibility can do whatever they want including drugs. Jail is like a simply hotel stay for them and the system doesn't want to keep them behind bars anyway.
Homeless people make a decent living on collecting cans and begging. I have even heard a group of them bragging at their daily take and which corner to 'work'. By work they mean create a sympathy ploy and sucker people in. I have seen fake injuries or using handicaps by displaying them aggressively. Also many of the item given to them are sold for drugs. It would not be far off to think that this homeless man gave away those boots in exchange for drugs. In which case the officer just directly supported his habit.
Probably my most aggravating experience was when I had a really had a good lunch bag from a hotel and I passed by a guy in a wheelchair with no legs. I asked him if he was hungry. He proclaimed he was very hungry and thanked me when I had passed him my lunch. I myself had actually not eaten and was also very hungry. After walking a block away I turned to notice two younger street looking kids walk up to this man. The man in the wheelchair I had just given a VIP bag lunch to now pawned it off to the two young street looking kids. Who gave him in turn looked like a small bag of weed.
Those two street kids then walked towards me throwing away an apple, banana and greek salad that were in the bag. Then spitting the rest. By the looks of how they treated the lunch it seemed obvious they didn't really need it and I realized what a sucker I was.
Edited by Special Ed, 04 December 2012 - 12:21 PM.