Homeless Samaritan can't get GoFundMe money

Johnny Bobbitt Jr. left Kate McClure right and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia. When Mc Clure ran out of gas Bobbitt who is homeless gave his last $20 to buy gas

Johnny Bobbitt Jr. left Kate McClure right and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia. When Mc Clure ran out of gas Bobbitt who is homeless gave his last $20 to buy gas

A Philadelphia man who grabbed worldwide headlines previous year when he used his last $20 to help a stranded motorist said he's homeless again-and the woman he helped, along with her boyfriend, and are possibly spending the $400,000 they raised on his behalf on their own indulgences.

The Inquirer's reporting couldn't establish exactly who's telling the truth - D'Amico and McClure wouldn't offer an accounting of the money, and lawyers are now involved on behalf of both GoFundMe and Bobbitt.

But what started as a good deed has now devolved into an all-out feud.

Now, Bobbitt is once again living on the streets, wrestling with his drug addiction and begging for money. "But today has been 30 days of clean and sober for me!" he wrote in an update to the GoFundMe in April.

A GoFundMe campaign was supposed to be a "second chance at life" for Johnny Bobbitt Jr. after the homeless man's kindness to a stranger went viral in November 2017. McClure said it was a gift from D'Amico.

The last update to the GoFundMe page described a plan in concert with Bobbitt's "lawyer" and "financial adviser" to acquire a home and vehicle for him.

"GoFundMe is looking into the claims of misuse regarding this campaign", GoFundMe spokesperson Bartlett Jackson said in a statement he shared with Gizmodo.

GoFundMe is working "to ensure that Johnny receives the help he deserves and that the donors' intentions are honored", a spokesman said.

However, Bobbitt is now once again homeless and the once-warm relationship between Bobbitt and the couple might just be heading to court.

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"This was not his choice and he didn't have any say in the matter", Promislo said.

The North Carolina native wanted to "live his retirement dream of owning a piece of land and a cabin in the country". Bobbitt did admit to swiftly spending the $25,000, but says he sent it to family and friends-and used some of it on drugs. The truck ended up breaking down.

Bobbitt believes McClure and D'Amico simply took advantage of the situation.

But D'Amico has remained defiant, and told the Philadelphia Enquirer: 'Giving him all that money, it's never going to happen.

"It's not heroin or opioids but another drug problem", Fallon said. McClure and D'Amico bought Bobbitt a vehicle but kept it in their names so he could not sell it; however, they have since sold the vehicle themselves.

The paper reported D'Amico is in control of the accounts that hold the funds, and described him telling an "evolving account of his stewardship of the money". "I'll burn it in front of him", adding that giving that much money to a person with a drug addiction would be like "giving him a loaded gun". He told the newspaper he wonders how she paid for her new BMW and recent vacations to Las Vegas, Florida and California.

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

She told The Philly Inquirer she did not want to lose her job over the dispute. He had detoxed himself, but she said he is not physically in detox now.

Promislo said Bobbitt is now living on the streets of Philadelphia "in harm's way".

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