Donations came flooding in after a college student posted on TikTok about spending the day with a homeless man and sought to help him — but as it turns out, the man may have a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions for assault.
The GoFundMe for Alonzo Douglas Hebron raised more than $400,000, according to Washington, D.C., news station Fox 5. But after his viral TikTok, a woman came forward alleging Hebron is the same man who brutally assaulted her in 2020.
“I do not understand how a human being can act like this. He’s a sociopath. He does not have a sense of remorse,” the woman, who the outlet did not identify, told Fox 5.
The assault, which was captured on video, shows Hebron approaching the woman while she slept outside a D.C. church and punching her repeatedly in the head and body. A police report obtained by Fox 5 reveals the assault occurred in June 2020.
The woman told Fox 5 she has struggled with alcoholism and “came close” to relapsing after seeing the video.
The viral TikTok, posted by fashion intern Sanai Garden, shows her buying Hebron a cup of tea, paying for his cancer medication and ultimately getting the man a hotel room for the night.
“First of all – kudos to the woman who did this,” the woman told Fox 5. “She meant well, and I do applaud her for that.”
The 2020 assault is not the only one on Hebron’s record. Department of Justice records reviewed by Fox 5 show that he stabbed a man with a screwdriver in a 2012 fight and was sentenced to five years in prison.
Hebron also recently escaped a halfway house before being returned by U.S. Marshals, the outlet found.
“Why is he on the street?” the woman said. “How many people does he have to hurt before – I’m sorry – he is locked up for good? He will not stop. I don’t know what they’re waiting for.”
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