GoFundMe Holding $400,000 Raised By TikToker For D.C. Homeless Man

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GoFundMe has put the $400,000 raised for a D.C. homeless man on hold after reports of his alleged criminal past surfaced, Fox 5 reports.

TikToker @hustlanani, who has been identified as a D.C. college student named Sanai, went viral after she documented her journey helping a homeless man.

In the now-viral video, Sanai said she was vlogging her trip to the grocery store when the man, identified as Alonzo Douglas Hebron, asked if she could buy him tea.

The college student noted that Alonzo didn't ask for money, so she offered for him to join her on her grocery store trip. During their walk, the man revealed that he was homeless, had no family, and was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Sanai said Alonzo, who she called "Unc," told her that he needed his medication refilled for the pain he was experiencing.

Sanai was praised on social media for going above and beyond for Alonzo as she took him to multiple pharmacies to have his prescription filled, made a stop at Starbucks for tea, checked him into a hotel room, and gave him extra money so he could eat.

Millions of TikTok viewers flocked to a GoFundMe started by the college student to raise money for the homeless man to provide him with a "place to live, new clothes, shoes, a bank account, doctor's appointments, a phone, etc."

Now, GoFundMe officials say they're "safely" holding the over $400,000 raised for Alonzo, according to Fox 5. D.C. police said Alonzo was previously charged with assault for attacking a woman sleeping outside of a church in June 2020.

According to GoFundMe, donors can request their money back if they would like a refund. Sanai hasn't responded to Fox5's request for comment on the latest reports but has continued to share her journey with helping Alonzo on TikTok.

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