Monday, 10 September 2018

Photos: Homeless Man Sues Couple Who Raised $400,000 To Help Him

An homeless American man has reportedly sued a couple who raised more $400,000 to help him.

According to report, he homeless good Samaritan who gained national fame after the stranded motorist he gave his last $20 to raise more than $400,000 in his name is now suing her and her boyfriend, with claims that the are committing fraud by taking more than half of the money raised for him for themselves through GoFundMe fundraiser that was created on 10th of November 2017.

It was learnt that attorneys for Johnny Bobbitt Jr. filed the lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Burlington County against Kate McClure, 28 and Mark D’Amico, 39 on Tuesday, after Bobbitt, the 35-year-old Marine Corps veteran who was living on the streets of Philadelphia, gave McClure the last of the cash he had panhandled that day after she ran out of gas on Interstate 95.

Bobbitt even instructed McClure to get back in her car and lock the doors before returning minutes later with a red gas can, McClure wrote on GoFundMe.

At first, McClure showed her gratitude to Bobbitt by providing him with food, clothes and some cash. Then, more than 14,000 people who were moved by Bobbitt’s generosity and his unlikely friendship with McClure donated over $402,000 to the fundraiser, but Bobbitt is now back on the streets and worried that he may never see the bulk of the money, according to the lawsuit.

According to report, the couple initially provided Bobbitt with “some of the monies contributed” but have declined to provide him with access to the rest, according to the lawsuit. Bobbitt alleges that the couple has spent more than half of the funds raised, treating it like their “personal piggy bank to fund a lifestyle that they could not otherwise afford,” his attorneys wrote.

Bobbitt’s drug addiction has relapsed and he is back on the Philadelphia streets panhandling for money after completing two stints in rehab, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week.

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