Detroit's 'walking man' becomes internet sensation, potential target

"I think it's the right thing to do. With the attention given to the situation I want to make sure he gets as much attention from as he he did the community around him," Tosqui said.

It didn't end there. The captain called a landlord. The landlord had a place ready for Robertson. On Tuesday, Robertson, and some of his belongings, was relocated from the room he rented for $900 a month to a new, undisclosed location. Robertson's staying at his new home in Detroit until he figures out what to do with his money.

So what about his new found fame and fortune? Has it changed him? He was invited to Detroit's state of the City speech Tuesday night but said no for the same reason he walked 20 miles every day: he didn't want to miss work.