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Old 06-21-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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"GASTONIA, N.C. A Gaston County man robbed a bank and then sat down on the floor to wait for police to arrest him."

Man seeking health care robs bank for $1 | WCNC.com Charlotte
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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sadly, we will be seeing more and more of this....
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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What an a**hole.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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Not ideal, but honestly his logic is pretty sound.

I didn't see it in this article, but there was one on CNN that said that since he was charged with only a larceny this time around. He was going to do it again and just demand more money next time. There's absolutely no sign of remorse. He only cares about himself and his retirement to the beach.

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Verone told his hometown paper if the jail penalty isn’t great enough, the crime will happen again.
Man says he robbed bank to get health care – The Chart - CNN.com Blogs

I think the part that also unnerves people is how the guy wants to get out only to collect social security and live on the beach.

Wanting to be healthy and live a long life is one thing. Being a leech on society is a different one.

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Old 06-21-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I see this story has gone national. Here is the article the Gaston Gazette ran last week. Bank robber planned crime and punishment It gives a lot of information.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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Not ideal, but honestly his logic is pretty sound.

I didn't see it in this article, but there was one on CNN that said that since he was charged with only a larceny this time around. He was going to do it again and just demand more money next time. There's absolutely no sign of remorse. He only cares about himself and his retirement to the beach.



Man says he robbed bank to get health care The Chart - CNN.com Blogs

I think the part that also unnerves people is how the guy wants to get out only to collect social security and live on the beach.

Wanting to be healthy and live a long life is one thing. Being a leech on society is a different one.
I can kind of see your argument, but collecting your SS benefits is hardly being a leech on society. He worked his whole life and contributed to the system.

I also agree w/other posters that we will only see more of this.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I disagree with anyone who says we will see more of this. I also disagree with his logic being sound. IMO, only a mentally ill person would think that jail is preferrable to:

1. Finding a free clinic
2. Getting some sort of public assistance

Jail is going to cause you far more health problems than it will solve.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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Not ideal, but honestly his logic is pretty sound.

I didn't see it in this article, but there was one on CNN that said that since he was charged with only a larceny this time around. He was going to do it again and just demand more money next time. There's absolutely no sign of remorse. He only cares about himself and his retirement to the beach.



Man says he robbed bank to get health care The Chart - CNN.com Blogs

I think the part that also unnerves people is how the guy wants to get out only to collect social security and live on the beach.

Wanting to be healthy and live a long life is one thing. Being a leech on society is a different one.

It is his right to collect social security, it is each of our right if we paid into the system. It doesn't make a person a leech.

I hope those who are so quick to cry foul don't ever find themselves in a hardship. You WILL have a whole different outlook on life.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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The article didn't say what his health issues are but are they any worse than the torn anus he is likely to get?
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I disagree with anyone who says we will see more of this. I also disagree with his logic being sound. IMO, only a mentally ill person would think that jail is preferrable to:

1. Finding a free clinic
2. Getting some sort of public assistance

Jail is going to cause you far more health problems than it will solve.
He will get better treatment in jail...

it sounds crazy but jails spend a ton of money on inmates. Cheap labor is the bomb.
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