Homeless Man Politely Robs Bank For $1 - Why?

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Homeless Man Politely Robs Bank For $1 - Why?

James decided to rob a bank for the grand total of just, $1.

Homeless Man Politely Robs Bank For $1 - Why?

We Have Added A Video Interview From James From Prison During This Read.

59-year-old James Richard Verone Robs A Bank For Just 1 Dollar

James Verone made the decision that would hopefully change his life for the better.

James decided to rob a bank for a total of just, $1.

How on earth could robbing a bank result in a reward that could better someone's life i'm sure many of us are thinking while reading this article.

The Answer is actually - Free healthcare, that's why he did it.

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Credit: YouTube

Yes, as we know in America if you don't have your own health insurance covered then you have to pay on demand.

This man now sits in prison, although i'm sure he is thankful for the opportunity to be provided with free healthcare. The question is, should he really have to of gone to such great depths to get this help? in the UK, it's easier for us as we have the NHS.

James had exhausted other resources for assistance via alternate routes beforehand, which included filing for disability, applying for an early an Social Security and trying homeless shelters. He even tried seeking medical help through charitable organizations all of whom were unable to help him.

James had serious health developing.

According to the Gaston Gazette;

Verone didn’t want to scare anyone. He executed the robbery the most passive way he knew how. He handed the teller a note demanding one dollar, and medical attention. “I didn’t have any fears,” said Verone. “I told the teller that I would sit over here and wait for police.” The teller, however, did have some fears even though Verone never showed a weapon. Her blood pressure shot up and once Verone was handcuffed by police, the teller was taken to Gaston Memorial Hospital to be checked out. Verone said he was sorry for causing the woman any pain.

As for where he stands on the issue of socialized medical care, Verone had the following to offer:

Verone says he’s not a political man. But he has a lot to say on the subject of socialized medical care. He suspects he wouldn’t be talking to a reporter through a metal screen wearing an orange jumpsuit if such an option were available in the U.S. “If you don’t have your health you don’t have anything,” said Verone. The man has high hopes with his recent incarceration. He has seen several nurses and has an appointment with a doctor Friday.

The ideal scenario would include back and foot surgery and a diagnosis and treatment of the protrusion on his chest, he said.

He would serve a few years in prison and get out in time to collect Social Security and move to the beach.

While so much attention was being given to those who are hacking into computer systems these days, people like Verone are busy 'hacking' into other types of systems, themselves!

Naturally, while his plan is quite clever and innocent in nature, this will not sit well with a number of tax payers -not just for the fact that the man had to do this in the first place, but that he could do it to get what he knew he would receive.

This type of thing isn't new, though; maybe this scenario, but crime happens regularly by individuals who just want to have a roof over their head and food to eat. Might as well add healthcare to the list of reasons to rob a bank, right?

To close;

James also added that he hears the other men talk about the revolving door that jail has become for them. He hopes he doesn’t join those who are repeat offenders. Today, he has said he has no regrets about the robbery or where it has landed him.

James said;

“If I had not exercised all the alternatives I would be sitting here saying, ‘Man I feel bad about it,’”

He thinks he made the right choice for his situation at the time.

“I picked jail.”


Talk about living the American dream?!

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