Apparently the homeless man who was given a pair of boots by a NYDP police officer and made the internet say awww has hidden his shoes because they will get him killed so he is shoeless again. The NY Times spotted the shoeless man and asked him where the shoes were and he said that he would prefer to go without shoes than get killed and that the shoes are too nice. The man served in the military for five years and has two grown daughters and a family who says he is welcome at their homes anytime, but that the man chooses to live on the street. And apparently without shoes. So, basically he has to choose between going through a New York winter without shoes or getting killed because his shoes are too nice.