Shoeless Jeff the Boot-Getter Has a Pa. Arrest Record

Jeffrey Hillman, the not-quite-homeless recipient of the most scrutinized bit of charity since Jesus whipped up a bunch of sardine sandwiches, turns out to have a string of arrests in New York (forgery, possession of stolen property, grand larceny, public lewdness) and Allentown (assault) spanning more than a decade. But despite preferring to hide his new boots and continue panhandling barefoot in Times Square, he’s apparently not crazy enough to be committed. [New York Post]