The best healthcare in the world

If you’re rich. The rest of us just have to be creative!

A 59-year-old man has been jailed in Gastonia, N.C., on charges of larceny after allegedly robbing an RBC Bank for $1 so he could get health care in prison. Richard James Verone handed a female teller a note demanding the money and claiming that he had a gun, according to the police report.

He then sat down and waited for police to arrive. “… I say, ‘I’ll be sitting right over here, on the chair, waiting for the police,'” Verone told reporters, recalling the June 9 robbery in an interview from Gaston County Jail.

[…] “He’s sitting on the sofa as you walk in the front door,” the bank teller said in a 911 call.

[…] Verone said he asked for $1 to show that his motives were medical, not monetary, according to news reports. With a growth in his chest, two ruptured disks and no job, Verone hoped a three-year stint in prison would afford him the health care he needed.

2 thoughts on “The best healthcare in the world

  1. The Revolution is gonna be televised! What a goddamned shame in the wealthiest country on earth……………….makes me wanna holla…………………

  2. And, worse, since he wants health care, they probably will give him probation…a death sentence goes with that, it appears.

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