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Homeless Veteran Back On The Streets After Couple Denies Him GoFundMe Money


Back in October, the story of a homeless man giving his last $20 to a stranded stranger went viral, warming hearts across the nation.

Johnny Bobbitt Jr. used the money to fill up Kate McClure's gas tank after she was stuck on the I-95.

McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico befriended Bobbitt and started a GoFundMe campaign so the veteran could afford room and board.

"I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day," McClure wrote on the fundraising page. "Truly believe that all Johnny needs is one little break. Hopefully with your help I can be the one to give it to him."

The couple raised more than $400,000 for the selfless man, but 10 months later, it looks like he won't be receiving the full amount.

Bobbitt told the Philadelphia Inquirer he's back on the streets without a camper or a car, because McClure and D'Amico refuse to handover the remaining $200,000.

Bobbitt fears the couple have spent the donations on themselves, and now his lawyers and GoFundMe are investigating if the money was mismanaged.

"I think it might have been good intentions in the beginning, but with that amount of money, I think it became greed." Bobbitt said.

However, D'Amico denied those claims to the publication, and said he would give Bobbitt the rest of the funds once he gets a job and is no longer using drugs.

"Giving him all that money, it's never going to happen. I'll burn it in front of him," he said, adding that giving him a money is comparable to "giving him a loaded gun."

D'Amico claims the former ammunition technician squandered $25,000 of the cash in less than two weeks by giving it to family and friends and some of it on drugs, and then proceeded to steal and pawn their possessions.

Bobbitt has denied the allegations, and added that his suspicions of the money's mismanagement was heightened by the fact the couple were seen taking a helicopter ride, and that McClure, a receptionist, is now driving a BMW.

He also claims D'Amcio had spent some of his donations on gambling, but the pair insist they have been using their own money.

But despite two stints in rehab, Bobbitt is back on the streets panhandling for money for food and drugs.

"I think he is just a genuine, sincere person who has been the victim of so many bad circumstances," said Jacqueline Promislo, one of Bobbitt's pro-bono lawyers. "We want to make sure he has the opportunity to benefit from the incredible generosity of people."

[H/T: Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox News]

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