This story truly is the gift that keeps on giving. [link]
I’m just surprised this took longer than I expected it to.
He literally said he was a gangster on Kitchen nightmares tho so I am not surprised at all.
This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.
On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”
He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.
Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.
To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous.
This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.
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what r u for real. thats cool.
My identity has been discovered
I am spat: the sister of wonkywhomp
silently screams: is it june 9th yet
When you want to be friends with someone but you’re too shy to ask for their Skype
When you have people on skype but are to shy to talk to them
it’s funny because it literally doesn’t fucking matter what sony or microsoft reveal at e3 because there’s a god damn typhoon coming by the name of super smash bros.
for some reason i thought both of these were the same post and i sat for awhile trying to figure out which ice cream face was the weak bitch
rocking the tits off this professor layton game