Do-Gooders Raise Nearly Half a Million Bucks for a Homeless Man — Then They Discover His Violent Past

Hearing about someone raising money for the homeless  usually guarantees a feel-good story, but in this instance, things took a surprising turn when delving into one homeless man's past.

Sanai Graden, a fashion intern at  UC Berkeley, had a troubling encounter with a homeless man in Washington D.C. Graden documented her efforts to help the man, including  purchasing medicine, tea, and securing a hotel room, all of which she shared in a now-viral TikTok video. A GoFundMe  campaign was  also initiated for the homeless man, amassing an impressive $400k in donations.

However, this heartwarming narrative  veers into darker territory upon discovering the man's extensive rap sheet, which includes past arrests for violence.

From The Daily Mail UK:

According to FOX 5, Hebron is a criminal - who was seen putting a scarf over his victim's head while she was sleeping outside Foundry United Methodist Church in DC in June of 2020. 

The homeless man then started punching the woman's face and body for minutes. 

His alleged victim told the outlet: 'First of all — kudos to the woman who did this. 

'She meant well, and I do applaud her for that. I know it was a lot of work for her to do so, but [she is] portraying him as something he just simply isn't.' 

The woman added: 'I'm speechless. I do not understand how a human being can act like this. He's a sociopath. He does not have a sense of remorse.

'I've been struggling since then. I'm an alcoholic in recovery. Last week was my 18-month anniversary and the last two days, I came close, but I didn't because he's not worth it.' 

She added that Hebron is known as a dangerous person within DC's homeless community.


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