It was later discovered via CCTV footage that the alleged hero had actually stolen a purse, a phone and a debit card from the victims.
Months later, the 33-year-old man has finally received his sentencing for the incident.
Parker will spend four years and three months behind bars for what the judge described as a "reprehensible" crime.
“You were not the hero you pretended to be, you were just a common thief,” Hernandez said.
He will also have to pay back the $87,115 that he received from the public.