WILLISTON, Vt. — A homeless man credited with saving a Vermont crash victim’s life is still living in the woods nearly a month after a fundraising campaign to help him raised more than $13,000.

James Pocock became a local celebrity when helped revive a driver who had suffered a heart attack behind the wheel in Williston. Lynnea Nichols of Montpelier set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Pocock, but the two are no longer on speaking terms.

The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/2tCcRQm ) the two disagreed over whether the money was taxable, and Pocock worried Nichols would spend the money.

Pocock is still working to find a place to live. He’s spent more than half the money, including $3,000 for hot dog cart he hopes to open for business soon.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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