A homeless veteran helped a stranded motorcyclist and in-return the motorcyclist started a GoFundMe to help the homeless man — but now, he’s claiming he doesn’t have access to the money.
A Marine Corps vet, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., used his last $20 to help stranded motorist, Kate McClure, in October 2017 and in return, she and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, started a GoFundMe page — which got $400,000 in donations — in a promise to give the vet a home and car.
— Kate McClure (@getjohnnyahome) November 16, 2017
As previously reported by IJR, Bobbitt was able to use the funds to purchase a camper and a used SUV, which eventually broke down.
“The first thing on the list is a NEW Home which Johnny will own!!” The GoFundMe update said.
However, Bobbitt is now once again homeless and the once-warm relationship between Bobbitt and the couple might just be heading to court.
Bobbitt told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he doesn’t have access to $20,000 of the $40,000 donations, and he no longer has a camper or car — He fears the couple may have spent the rest of his money.
D’Amico told The Philadelphia Inquirer he will dispense the rest of the money when Bobbitt gets a job and stops using drugs, Fox News reported.
He added that “Giving him all that money, it’s never going to happen. I’ll burn it in front of him,” and giving Bobbitt, an “addict,” the money is like “giving him a loaded gun.”
The couple said Bobbitt once used $25,000 in less than two weeks.
— infowe (@infowe) November 23, 2017
Bobbitt wondered how McClure, a receptionist, had a new BMW, but the couple said it was paid for with their own money.
“I think it might have been good intentions in the beginning, but with that amount of money, I think it became greed,” Bobbitt said.
D’Amico said he has done nothing wrong.
GoFundMe officials and lawyers are looking into whether or not the funds were mismanaged.