PHOTO: Handsome REAL Cop! The One Who Gave A Homeless Man Boots for His Sore Bare Feet!
An NYPD cop who was photographed giving a pair of boots and socks to a poor suffering homeless man is heralded on the NYPD's Facebook page, and he's quite a looker aside from having a warm, loving, compassionate heart during the holiday season when it's supposed to be "peace and goodwill toward men" and NOT about greedy, selfish shoppers!
This should be posted in the "Let's Discuss Italian-Americans" thread.
Officer Larry DePrimo is hot, and a really nice guy. He did this not knowing that he was going to be photographed and ultimately have his identity revealed to the world as a Good Samaritan.
It is nice to see -- especially, as OP has pointed out -- that we are constantly assaulted with stories about the greedy, the selfish, and the materialistic at this time of year.
Total photo op.
Tomorrow night the guy will be shoeless again. He's obviously mentally ill.
He's probably always being given shoes by churches and shelters and always taking them off and walking away.
It'll probably show up on SVU, but something will go horribly wrong. Maybe the homeless man will get athlete's foot.
I'd fuck him hard
This must be a conspiracy and a PR ploy. The Police is all corrupt!
Notice that the girl who took the picture comes from a family of police officers.
Things like this does not just happen, especially with the police. Most likely, the homeless man was made homeless after countless false arrests and suffered from police brutality.
Wow! that guy is hot! Guys wearing those police hats make them look even more hotter and manly! UGH! he is 32 years old! I'm 41 years old! He is too young for me to gawk at, and day dream about, major sigh! I think I'll move on.
R13=Spike Miserable Lee.
r14 he's 25 years old. But that's not too young. At 25, I preferred men 35-45... We exist.
This is the 2012 version of the Ted Williams story . . . the homeless black guy with the deep radio voice who became a national sensation and milked his fifteen minutes.
His normal beat is the West Village. Someone find out if he plays for Team Mo.
What a ripoff! Where's the pics of the cop's bare feet?
Damn, I like that look...hot male!
I've lived in NYC for 31 years since I graduated high school. I've never had a positive interaction with a cop here. They're violent and terrifying bullies. I find this photo (if it's legit) shocking.
Why did the OP turn the thread into a Frau finger-shake, instead of stopping at an appreciation for the good-looking cop?
I believe it specifically because of his age.
He hasn't been on the force long enough to be an arrogant cunt like the rest of them.
So no one is going to mention the garbage bag lady of 5th Avenue? I saw her for years wearing nothing but that bag, no shoes. And each year, I thought how the fuck did she live through winter? Well, she lived because she would hop the train from her apartment uptown, change, then lay around on the street. She made good money doing it too. Is she still around? Point is, you make a lot more money if you have no shoes. I worked with the homeless and they are given plenty of opportunities for clothing, including shoes. And food. And clothing. A lot of them don't want it because they prefer the freedom of schedule. However, there are shelters who allow drug seekers to live there, so at this point, there's no excuse really to not have a roof over your head in NY. Lots of services still around after the budget slashes.
He's more meh than handsome.
My sister used to be a social worker ,and she said those people who hold signs saying please give me money I haven't eaten, etc. usually sell their food stamps get money to pay for drugs or liqueur. Then they turn to panhandling to pay for food. My sister said when you give these people money, you are hurting them than helping them because you are contributing to their substance abuse cycle and early death. She said if someone comes up to you asking for money for food, tell them to go to the county office which supplies food stamps, can goods, and other things to assist in helping them.
Well if she said it then it must be right!
The cop will be on the Today Show this morning, Friday.
He's 25?! He looks much older, what are they feeding him?
Channing Tatum could play him in the movie. Cameo by Dakota Fanning as The Girl with No Feet.
R27, she used to deal with that the welfare system and government assistance so she, and others like her, would know.
I'll bet DePrimo gets ass raped by someone on the force for this.
What R4 Said
I think he's cute and I think what he did is nice. I hope it's not just a photo op. I'd like to think there are still some nice guys out there. But I agree with whoever said it up thread that the guy will probably be shoeless again in a couple of days.
Proven to be a photo op and staged. Nothing to see here people
How can we get arrested in NYC?
Will 'copper' be in the 2013 nude NYPD calendar, maybe wearing only a nightstick?
"Proven to be a photo op and staged. Nothing to see here people"
I hate to be skeptical because I want to believe that people, particularly police, can be this human, but I wonder if it's not a photo op. The picture looks a little too staged.
You do know they don't have "food stamps" anymore, right, guy-whose-sister-used-to-be-a-social-worker?
They have the electronic benefit cards, and while I don't doubt there are people who sell their swipes at the grocery store, the picture of someone exchanging actual food stamps for cash or "liqueur" as you call it, is archaic.
Cops aren't social workers, and law enforcement isn't designed for homeless outreach; the guy did a good deed in a moment of empathy, and that's what's getting the attention.
[quote]greedy, selfish shoppers
OP is stupid. How do you know why people are shopping? Do you have insight into their motives?
What kind of liquers do the homeless buy? Chivas? Drambuie?
I want him inside me.
R26 you could not be more wrong on so many point.
First of all to get a snap card in NY you MUST have an address. You also must have ID and other documentation.
You are required to present your photo each time you use the card and your picture is on the card.
He could not possibly sell his stamps and those without addresses just might be hungry.
It's a lovely piece of PR, well conceived and staged by an agency that has been battered in the press lately (Stop & Frisk program, Occupy Wall Street takedowns, etc).
Smart timing, after elections, before holidays. Good job to Edelman PR? Or is this the making of a Hollywood type? Howard Bragman??
I know the homeless guy and have seen him for ages. He does haunt the A train. He never wears shoes...it isn't a ploy IMO he is just deranged. It's just so sad.
The 5th Ave bag lady (sitting on the ground while wearing only a green garbage bag)on the other hand is working a scam. I was working in midtown and I was so appalled the first time I called 911. They came...social workers the whole nine yards. She was right back there the next day. It was pretty obvious she knew what was up. She parked herself on one of the corners with the highest real estate. Tourists were her main target I think. The juxtaposition was too hard for them to take and they shelled out.
She lives in Boca now I think.
No, r46, it was me.
SERIOUS big dick face.
"It's a lovely piece of PR, well conceived and staged by an agency that has been battered in the press lately (Stop & Frisk program, Occupy Wall Street takedowns, etc)."
Oh shut up, you asshole. If you're so paranoid and hateful that you think this was "a piece of PR", then go right ahead. But it's obvious to people who aren't blinded by ignorance and bias that this was a policeman in NY who did a kind thing. I almost feel sorry for you.
Jesus R50, what do I have to do to make you actually feel sorry for me. I came close this time... I'll try harder. I'll get Ronni Chasen to help me come up with something (thanks r48).
Overreaction much you douchey r50?
Yes, r51, your post at r46 was a stupid overreaction.
Thanks r50. You're probably right.
I did something similar a few years back, also in the West Village. I was actually cruising in my car for some trade along Christopher St., when I saw this homeless guy with shoes falling apart. I stopped my car, got out and gave him a new pair of Nikes I'd just bought. He thanked me profusely. Of course, I did this out of the goodness of my heart, not expecting any publicity over it. Plus, I'm not good looking, so even if someone had called the paparazzi, they wouldn't of done a story on me.
r21, we're you meant to say "graduated FROM high school."
Your Former English Teacher
It's the Christmas Shoes!
How did he know the shoe size?
The cop lives with his parents in Holbrook, Long Island. A long treck to Manhattan.
I agree this does reek of photo op.
In NYPD lingo, r3 is a CopSucker.
For R55, from R9's link:
[quote] They started talking; he found out the man’s shoe size: 12.
I'm assuming the cop just asked him. Makes me sad that there are so many people who are so jaded that they must state that the story must be false. The New York Times does some pretty serious fact checking. In any case, it makes my day a little better to believe that it is true.
[quote]How did he know the shoe size?
According to the story in the Times, he spoke to the man and asked his shoe size.
I believe the story is true, which is not to say it was not a set up. Set ups can be true stories...it was planned, it happened, it was therefore true.
Keep in mind it was planned.
R54 Don't you mean "where", not we're? Actually, I'm not sure what you meant to say.
Size 12 shoe = SIZEMEAT ALERT!
now THIS is a Christmas shoes story worth writing a song about!
It's nice that he did that. But he's young. Give him a few more years of dealing with the internal corruption of the NYPD. Plus, he'll probably get a lot of shit from other officers about making them look bad. If he lasts as an NYP officer for a few more years he'll most likely end up just as corrupt as the others, or develop an "I don't give a shit" attitude.
And sorry to say, but that homeless guy probably sold those boots as soon as he could to get money for dope or booze.
According to his Facebook page he voted for Romney. Probably why he's already been on Faux.
r50, the fact that you would defend the NYPD says more about you then anyone else.
Most cops need to be shot point blank in their motherfucking face. That is a fact.
Douchebag cops always support Republicans.
He is cute packing about 20 more pounds than he should. I sort of like a little plump but he will be gross in a few years. Porcine like I would think
"Most cops need to be shot point blank in their motherfucking face. That is a fact."
You're either a psycho or a particularly unpleasant, stupid, destestable troll. Probably both. Yes, I would say both.
i don't think it was planned, he's got a good heart, his mom said “In college, after Hurricane Katrina, he made two trips with Habitat for Humanity to Louisiana to help. He’s a good, decent guy, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my son.”
r71, you're a cop lover. Kindly fuck off. Some of us understand that cops are disgusting fucking pigs who deserve to die.
Couple of months ago, I saw a young-middle-aged woman begging on the street in midtown Manhattan, saying she needed money for something to eat. She was crying, and it looked like sincere tears, so I felt really bad. I went up to her and very politely said, "Hey, you know, there are free soup kitchens that can help you out, and I know where some of them are." She immediately stopped crying and started cursing at me. She told me not to tell her what to do, and she basically said, "Fuck you, I'll ask someone else."
Just cannot believe any police can have a heart. They live to torture and kill. The world will be a peaceful place if their are is no police. Believe it.
[quote]Most cops need to be shot point blank in their motherfucking face. That is a fact.
[quote]He is cute packing about 20 more pounds than he should.
My god, some of you have serious mental problems.
He's straight. Quit falling in love. All he did was give a homeless guy some shoes.
And it was clearly staged. It's amazing how gullible people are.
The guy getting the boots undoubtedly sold them the next day for money for alcohol or drugs. Grifters go bare-footed because it gets them sympathy when they beg. It's the same reason some beggars get dogs as 'service animals' for emotional problems.' Dogs get them more money. I've worked with homeless and poor people. These beggars are virtually a population unto themselves. They usually get SSDI for disabilities, which nets them around 900 bucks a month. Veterans get over a thousand bucks a month, and they can earn a thousand more without their benefits being threatened. Some get closer to 2500 bucks a month. They don't want section 8 because section 8 requires that they pay 30 percent of their income towards their rent. They'd rather spend that money on drugs or alcohol.Some of them use the money to travel. A lot of them have laptops, Iphones, you name it. Some of these folks have multiple credit cards. Their whole life is basically a grift. They often prey on other poor and/or homeless people, and even steal their meager belongings. If you see someone begging do NOT give that person money. Go to a food bank or shelter and give the money there.
[quote]Some get closer to 2500 bucks a month. They don't want section 8 because section 8 requires that they pay 30 percent of their income towards their rent. They'd rather spend that money on drugs or alcohol.Some of them use the money to travel. A lot of them have laptops, Iphones, you name it. Some of these folks have multiple credit cards. Their whole life is basically a grift.
"you're a cop lover. Kindly fuck off. Some of us understand that cops are disgusting fucking pigs who deserve to die."
"Some of us?" You mean sociopaths like you? You are one sick motherfucker. Your mother must not have been able to lay off the crystal meth during your gestation period. Of course, you could also just be some retarded shit-stirring troll; either way you're pathetic.
"ust cannot believe any police can have a heart. They live to torture and kill. The world will be a peaceful place if their are is no police. Believe it."
"They live to torture and kill?" Oh please shut up, you poor retarded mental case (or annoying fucked up troll). You're just embarrassing yourself. Do yourself and everybody around you a favor: check into the nearest mental health facility and SOON.
Didn't the homeless guy sell the shoes that the cop bought? Talk about a waste.
Watch the cop end up getting fired for giving away city owned property or some shit like that.
The cop went to the store to buy the shoes for the homeless guy.
Ok watch him lose his job for doing it while on the clock.
[quote]Watch the cop end up getting fired for giving away city owned property or some shit like that.
Whoa! You're right on target r84. It was just on the news. Those boots had been assigned to for the mayor's use. The cop got his pink slip at 5 o'clock today.
He did a nice thing for a homeless guy. Must we dissect everything?
Are there shitty cops? Of course.
He's 25 - barely out of the academy. The arrogance and cynicism hasn't set in yet.
R87 is full of shit, but so are a lot of the other crazies on this thread.
Sometimes it's almost too depressing to read this site. There are some seriously fucked up trolls here.
[quote]R87 is full of shit,
I was just giving the moron at R84 - r86 what he wanted to hear. It was total bullshit but it made his day.
R80... ummm, it's the truth whether you choose to believe it or not. It's not applicable to all disabled people, of course. Most only get SSI with is around 700 dollars per month. But people on SSDI do quite well, particularly veterans. You can believe whatever you like, but it's true. I worked for years with poor and homeless people. There is a subset of these folks who are not actually poor. But they're too sick mentally to live any sort of functional existence.
I wouldn't kick that cop out of bed by any means. I've always wanted to spank, squeeze and play with a cop's ass while still in his uniform. I can see myself pressing my mouth against his while fondling his ass and cock.
I've sometimes wondered about cops who stand in a line to hold back a crowd--do you think some of the people right behind the cops sometimes get a nice feel of some cop ass?
[quote]Ok watch him lose his job for doing it while on the clock.
NYPD posted the video on its facebook page.
I want to have slow, passionate sex with that cop--I wonder if he realizes how many sistahs have fallen in love with him.
sometimes i wish i was more of a whore when i was single, i've never been with a fireman, policeman or military guy. and no, playing dress up is NOT the same!
When they're not sexually assaulting or murdering innocent black men, NYC cops are actually kind of sweet.
He's not that hot, people. What a misleading thread. Should be retitled "Fattie Gives Boots to Homeless Man!"
R98, please! He is an Italian stallion to me! He is hot! He isn't skinny as a twig as those limp wristed male models or buffed up boring, he is beefy in a manly healthy way and his face is handsome too!
R54 If you want to be a real fussbudget, it would be "I was graduated from high school."
I saw this young man on television. Very sincere looking Italian boy with nice eyes. Doesn't seem to realize this Virus (as in viral) could eat him alive.
Cops on the street are heroes.
What a bunch of BS. It says he gave nearly his entire day's pay...
How little do cops make or how expensive were those boots?
No person needs to be without. The Salvation Army and Catholic Charities put the State of NY will give you clothes or clothing vouchers, to ABSOLUTELY ANYONE.
You can do this if you want. Anyone can. You could do it right now if you wanted.
The homeless guy was the same as the welfare queens and antiretroviral dependent AIDS boys on SS disability don't want to hear that. You love it when you can mooch off others.
Don't be fooled. Nine out of ten NY cops are complete assholes. They don't give a shit about you, you are a nuisance, you are a criminal, you are an annoying piece of shit in their eyes who better not inconvenience their 20 years and out plan in anyway.
Cops are cops because they were too stupid, lazy or unimaginative to do anything else with their lives....on some level they know this and they take it out on the people they are suppose to serve and protect with courtesy, professionalism and respect (says so on all the squad cars). What a joke.
And Kelly is really making NYC into a police state.
Thank you, R103. I wouldn't go so far as saying "cops deserve to die," but they are quite obviously all power-tripping, average-to-stupid dickheads.
Sarah Silverman had a joke on her show where her sister's boyfriend, a cop, asks her "Do you know why I became a police officer?" and she replies, "Because you got all Cs in high school?"
Anyone who thinks cops become cops because they're noble and just want to serve and protect and uphold the law, is seriously fucking naive.
[quote]The homeless guy was the same as the welfare queens and antiretroviral dependent AIDS boys on SS disability don't want to hear that. You love it when you can mooch off others.
Yes, they're all clearly living the life. I'm SO jealous of the homeless and people with AIDS. They all have such incredible lives!
You're a fucking idiot.
People like you will defend some jerk-off CEO who fucks up a company, pays himself, then fucks over the employees who actually DID their job, but pretend that it's some homeless guy who got a free pair of boots in frigid weather who is responsible for the downfall of the nation.
R102 = Republican't mentality.
[quote]how expensive were those boots?
All through this thead, people ask dumb questions about things that are clearly explained in the linked stories.
They weren't cheap boots from the Dollar Tree. The store manager helped by giving a discount, too, but they still weren't cheap.
They were Uggs
R105,R106= idiots. Acknowledging reality doesn't make one a freeper. Clearly you've never worked with this population or even volunteered for a charity. Clearly. Not all poor people are good people. Just as they are not all bad. There are people getting benefits who don't want to pay for housing. That doesn't mean they PREFER being homeless. It means they'd rather drink and drunk and buy expensive things like laptops. They've made a calculation. Some of these folks are mentally ill. Some are cons who like the grift. They are also not motivated by the same thing. But some poor and homeless people are scam artists. SOME.
[quote]They were Uggs
As if being homeless wasn't bad enough.
r102 is a freeper--and one of those tiresome cynics who "speaks the truth" and yet refuses to believe the obvious.
*There are good people in the world--even cops.
*The next time you get mugged take care of the problem yourself. LOL.
*In fact, let's get rid of all the cops and see what the hissy fit queens here do.
Nice guy who did the right thing. How many of us would do the same. I mean, let's face it. r102 would NEVAH be bothered. She's just too smart to be fooled.
Who is the douche bag Cop lover on this thread? You're on the wrong board. If I knew where you lived you'd be dead.
F&F for R112. Death threats aren't cool.
The boots were around $100. Using the employee discount offered by the manager they were $49.50, plus he bought thermal socks.
r112: Take your meds. Seriously dude, you need help.
In fact, we have cops to protect us from people like you.
In the "Hasidic bullies intimidate rape victim in court" thread, R112 is telling jews to go burn in an oven.
What a shitbag.
I need help because I understand who cops are really here to serve and would rather them die than continue living in a police state?
Go Fuck yourself. Again, I wish I knew where you lived. it's beyond time to purge this country of fascists and those who enable them.
As someone who does work with this population, r109 you overestimate the amount of scam artists who are homeless. Yes a homeless guy might take money fro. You to buy alcohol rather than a meal but his homelessness is not a scam. Most of these people have mental illness and emotional issues which keep them poor and/or homeless. And nearly all of them are victims of America's piss poor education system.
R112/117 is a crazy retard who ought to be banned from this board, a sick sack of shit who gets his jollies by making death threats.
Whoever this demented fucker is, I hope get put away for a long, long time. I think he will be.
r120, did you f&f the freak?
The cop defenders here are insane.
"The cop defenders here are insane."
As opposed to the well-adjusted cop haters who are making death threats? God, you're an idiot.
Agreed R122 but I think it's just one or two people.
Take a look at R71, R81 and R82. Same idiot who keeps on using the word "retarded".
Also, R120 sounds like a loon. This country has no thought crimes. If that were the case, most of the posters here would be in jail.
Apparently R124 is a fan of the sociopath who's making the death threats. You're the "loon", asshole. A pathetic worthless shitstain, like your buddy who not only hates cops and wishes them dead but thinks Jews should "go burn in an oven."
One of his eyes is much larger than the other.
Are you a cop r128? Why are you so invested in defending them?
[quote]The boots were around $100. Using the employee discount offered by the manager they were $49.50, plus he bought thermal socks.
The store manager is the one who's job might be in jeopardy. I can just see some asshole from Corporate demanding he be fired for misusing the employee discount.
He's 25, attended college, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and lives with his parents. This does sound like an unusual profile for an NYC cop. Aren't they usually the type that enlists after H.S. and take jobs as cops because it's pretty much the only thing they can do? Maybe he really is different and sees being a cop as a stepping stone to something else. Maybe he's taking law classes. Or maybe he's one of those rare people who do into a profession because they want to help. I know it sounds naive, but it still happens sometimes.
People like 112/117 needs to commit suicide and do society a favor. Instead, they end up mass killing innocent groups of people.
[quote]He's 25, attended college, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and lives with his parents. This does sound like an unusual profile for an NYC cop. Aren't they usually the type that enlists after H.S. and take jobs as cops because it's pretty much the only thing they can do?
NYC police officers are required to have a college degree - I think a two-year degree is sufficient.
The cop probably coerced the shoe salesman into applying a discount.
Cops are assholes. There aren't any exceptions.
he's still a baby, give him time, he will be corrupted soon enough...
[quote]That's considered hot in your world?
r126's world consists of his mothers basement, porn and Cheetos.
Dude is ugly
look, this is clearly a PR stunt by the NYPD. Most racist, abusive PD in America. Their cops are constantly being put on trial for hate crimes.
I agree that this is a cheap PR stunt. Fuck NYPD.
After the heroic work performed of by the NYPD rescuing the Irish/Italian morons who refused to leave their cheaply-made shacks in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island despite the onslaught of Hurrican Sandy, they hardly need to arrange a "cheap PR stunt" as you so elegantly described it R140.
This man did a very good thing. He deserves everyone's admiration. I hope that I go forward and do as he did.
I'd fuck him six ways to Sunday, honey.
I feel sorry for all you people cannot conceive of good happening in the world.
Maybe you need to do some volunteer work yourselves. It might open your eyes to not only the needs of the needy, but works that everyday people like this police officer do every day.
He looks like he would be a manly top to me; not a bottom.
Not bad looking at all but a Romney voter and eager to announce it to the world. An instant boner killer.
He has a nice, hairy, musky, warm, moist inviting anus, with just a hint of oregano...
[quote]The store manager is the one who's job might be in jeopardy. I can just see some asshole from Corporate demanding he be fired for misusing the employee discount.
OMG, you're right. It was just on Weekend Today. The store manager got fired.
R144 I think we can all conceive of good it is just this particular story raised some doubt.
This is not his precint, he was 'transferred' there for one night only.
Yet he knew where to go for discounted shoes.
The woman who took the photo is from a copy family.
It was the P.R. flacks for the police who both made it go viral and released it to the news media.
It all may be genuine coincidence, it may be a p.r. stunt.
I see a lot of good happening every day, I volunteer at a shelter, but none of those acts of love and kindness ever make the papers.
r149 said "he knew where to go for discount shoes."
The cop found a shoe store. It wasn't a discount until the manager offered to help. And because he's not assigned to a Midtown precinct doesn't mean he has no knowledge of the area. All New Yorkers know Times Square, but don't live or work there.
[quote]I volunteer at a shelter, but none of those acts of love and kindness ever make the papers.
Not jealous in the least.
The cop haters on this thread have some serious issues that they should address.
And what issues would those be r153?
I hope you haters here really need a cop one day and he looks at you and says.."fuck off, Mary". I'd laugh my ass off.
[quote] Yet he knew where to go for discounted shoes.
I wonder where he could possibly buy shoes? How would he find such a rare mercantile establishment?
[quote]The woman who took the photo is from a copy family.
Is she an heir to the Kinkos fortune?
Actually, the name of the woman who took the photo is Astrid Haloid-Xerox Kyocera, of the Rochester Haloid-Xeroxes. Her recent marriage to Kenji Kyocera forged an unbreakable bond between the world's preeminent copy families.
"Surprise, surprise! The homeless man is once again SHOELESS."
You see, you can't help these people.
And he's not homeless. He has an apartment in the Bronx.
Panhandlers are SCAM artists! give your money to food and clothing banks!