Man Robs Bank Of $1 To Get Health Care In Jail

man-robs-bank-to-get-health-care-in-jail-19261-1308606497-2This is so sad. Amazingly, many people’s reaction to the story is outrage…that our prisoners receive medical treatment. ABC News reports:

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.

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.

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  • Markov Cheney

    OBVIOUSLY A SECRET AGENT OF THE SOCIALIST AGENDA, TRYING TO ADVANCE THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT OF COMMUNIST HEALTHCARE

    • Garrett Schaefer

      LOL it’s a foxnews troll. since when did universal health care become a communist tenet? and if it is, commies 1 – US 0. 

      • Markov Cheney

        Once again, a disinfo reader has a faulty joke-reading-apparatus 

        • E.B. Wolf

          The caps should’ve been  a dead giveaway, but have you ever scanned the comments on Fox, Breitbart, Red State, etc? Sometimes it is hard to tell between someone mocking them and the real thing.

          • Markov Cheney

            You’ve got a good point there

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Lewis/100001591148038 Mark Lewis

          joke-reading-algorithm.

      • Adan

        Yeah, all the commie countries have communist health care. For example: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,
        Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France,
        Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
        Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United
        Kingdom.
        And due to your soft sensibilities I left out the truly socialist countries that provide universal care like Cuba, Argentina, etc. Don’t want you to rupture a blood vessel…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Américo-Salvador/100002231240765 Américo Salvador

          Portugal a communist country? You are a smart guy…

        • Axel

          you’re an absolute idiot. literally none other than cuba are communist, and the UK communist? really? where are you getting your information. the NHS in the UK is far superior and efficient program that saves the lives of all, not those who can afford it. but as the US and fools like you think youre the centre of the world, everyone else must be communist or Nazis right? ignorant idiot.

          • Bishop

            axel ur correct far to many here think that but have hope the first nation people r gaining strength and will lead to a new way of thinking

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002214797714 Eathen Dreven

      Yeah, sure, unfortunately I’ve seen too many who can’t work to afford thier health care simply get sicker waiting for the government to help them. That’s the job of the government to support the needs of everyone, not just those with the money.

  • Markov Cheney

    OBVIOUSLY A SECRET AGENT OF THE SOCIALIST AGENDA, TRYING TO ADVANCE THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT OF COMMUNIST HEALTHCARE

  • Grooveboss

    Genius.

  • Grooveboss

    Genius.

  • Grooveboss

    criminals outside dont want criminals inside getting health care, its competition. some dont understand that prison is about correction and rehabilitation, not extermination. Who knows what makes people commit most crimes. Demons could posses you at any time. The shadow  

    • E.B. Wolf

      Prison is about correction and rehabilitation? Since when?

      • Grooveboss

        since you started showing improvement in your prison without bars you call office 

        • E.B. Wolf

          Cross occupational profiling off your expertise list. I’ve never worked in an office a day in my life.

          • Grooveboss

            I was not even talking about propaganda and not defending the state. I was saying that its wrong for people not to want health care in prison,we need to be humane because in reality we are all one and it could happen to anyone. You are misunderstanding and acting like a know it all, trying to offend me when i am posting something positive. I’ve actually have been next to people that have gone to prison and some have come out better people and benefited from the system, they learned skills and gotten a degree while doing hard time, made lemonade out of lemons. If i am an expert or not its none of your business. Don’t try to undermine me for no reason, go troll someone else. You didn’t even write anything of substance or elaborate on the article, just truly wasting my time. You are just attacking me personally. Do you want something? or just trying to show everyone that you know it all? a prison without bars does not only happen in an office. Don’t bother posting on this one I wont answer again you can just write to try to get likes and feel like you have internet fans. And by the way, being registered and having your activity tracked leaves you very vulnerable to trolling, but I’m sure you knew that being super smart and all and being so great at avoiding office work. congrats to you sir you’ve made it to the top!!!

          • E.B. Wolf

            I did have a reason. How did you arrive at the conclusion that the prison system was about correction and rehabilitation? 

            You decided to respond with snark yourself. If you had made some of the points in this response initially rather than, “Am I supposed to teach you something?” “Since you started showing improvement in your prison without bars you call [an] office.” etc; there just might have been some worthwhile discussion to be had. But it seems your skin was too thin for that. If you can’t take it; don’t dish it. 

          • Canbria

             It is SUPPOSED to be about correction and rehabilitation, always has.

          • Bishop

            the alternative is mass executions of nonviolent offenders and i dont know about u but thats even worse if the prisons and schools and parents did their jobs this wouldnt even be in issue fact is there are more inmates in prison now then when i was a kid in the 70’s and 80’s because as a country we have gone totally ass backwards the people with the money dont pay their fair share and leave the ones at the lower levels to carry the load

      • Grooveboss

        your internet sarcasm is top notch. RED MEANS GO

      • Grooveboss

        am i supposed to teach you something?

        • E.B. Wolf

          Are you an expert on the prison system?

          • Grooveboss

            I’m an expert on many subjects 

          • E.B. Wolf

            Prison is obviously not one of them. But if expertise at recycling state propaganda pays well for you; by all means stick with it maestro.

          • Earbudcontender

            E.B Wolf is a pompous douche bag who tries to make himself look smart on top of others comments. get a life sir

          • E.B. Wolf

            So questioning how someone arrives at the conclusion that the prison system is designed to rehabilitate inmates makes me a pompous douche bag? Oh right. Of course it is. It says so right in the title. Certainly only a pompous douche bag would question that.

    • Geney

      over 90% of crimes are  money related…this one is too…he doesn’t have the money to go to the hospital

  • Grooveboss

    criminals outside dont want criminals inside getting health care, its competition. some dont understand that prison is about correction and rehabilitation, not extermination. Who knows what makes people commit most crimes. Demons could posses you at any time. The shadow  

  • E.B. Wolf

    Prison is about correction and rehabilitation? Since when?

  • Geney

    over 90% of crimes are  money related…this one is too…he doesn’t have the money to go to the hospital

  • Mamagriff50

    Smart man. I’d do the same thing, if I were in his situation.

  • Mamagriff50

    Smart man. I’d do the same thing, if I were in his situation.

  • Grooveboss

    since you started showing improvement in your prison without bars you call office 

  • Grooveboss

    your internet sarcasm is top notch. RED MEANS GO

  • Wimwez

    i didnt know martin sheen was broke..

    • Grooveboss

      lawls 

  • Wimwez

    i didnt know martin sheen was broke..

  • http://twitter.com/GOB3S Garrett Schaefer

    LOL it’s a foxnews troll. since when did universal health care become a communist tenet? and if it is, commies 1 – US 0. 

  • Grooveboss

    lawls 

  • Grooveboss

    am i supposed to teach you something?

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Another deer in the headlights…

    • Jeff Davies

      I live in Gastonia NC 

      It’s sad this guy is probably going to die in prison but atleast he can get come treatment
      maybe some medicine to ease his suffering

      Just cant believe i come on here to read my daily news and see something close to home.

      • GoodDoktorBad

        Its a sad world indeed when prison is seen as a safer place than outside for folks like this. 

      • Jbar

        I’m not too far away, and I took more notice that it was somewhat local for me.

        Sad when prison is better than freedom, just because you need health care.

  • Anonymous

    Another deer in the headlights…

  • SF2K01

    It’s symbolic statements like this that do get people moving on the issue. I just hope people listen.

    • Guest

      True enough, but how can people listen to something as profound as this with all the static around it?

      Don’t really want to be a downer, but I think we all know this very poignant story will be buried by mountains of meaningless crap within 48 hours.

  • Anonymous

    It’s symbolic statements like this that do get people moving on the issue. I just hope people listen.

  • Markov Cheney

    Once again, a disinfo reader has a faulty joke-reading-apparatus 

  • Markov Cheney

    Once again, a disinfo reader has a faulty joke-reading-apparatus 

  • E.B. Wolf

    Are you an expert on the prison system?

  • HarloweThrombey

    If I come down with more serious illnesses, I will consider doing the same thing. 

  • Anonymous

    If I come down with more serious illnesses, I will consider doing the same thing. 

  • Anonymous

    If I come down with more serious illnesses, I will consider doing the same thing. 

  • Anonymous

    If I come down with more serious illnesses, I will consider doing the same thing. 

  • E.B. Wolf

    The caps should’ve been  a dead giveaway, but have you ever scanned the comments on Fox, Breitbart, Red State, etc? Sometimes it is hard to tell between someone mocking them and the real thing.

  • Grooveboss

    I’m an expert on many subjects 

  • E.B. Wolf

    Prison is obviously not one of them. But if expertise at recycling state propaganda pays well for you; by all means stick with it maestro.

  • E.B. Wolf

    Cross occupational profiling off your expertise list. I’ve never worked in an office a day in my life.

  • Earbudcontender

    E.B Wolf is a pompous douche bag who tries to make himself look smart on top of others comments. get a life sir

  • Grooveboss

    I was not even talking about propaganda and not defending the state. I was saying that its wrong for people not to want health care in prison,we need to be humane because in reality we are all one and it could happen to anyone. You are misunderstanding and acting like a know it all, trying to offend me when i am posting something positive. I’ve actually have been next to people that have gone to prison and some have come out better people and benefited from the system, they learned skills and gotten a degree while doing hard time, made lemonade out of lemons. If i am an expert or not its none of your business. Don’t try to undermine me for no reason, go troll someone else. You didn’t even write anything of substance or elaborate on the article, just truly wasting my time. You are just attacking me personally. Do you want something? or just trying to show everyone that you know it all? a prison without bars does not only happen in an office. Don’t bother posting on this one I wont answer again you can just write to try to get likes and feel like you have internet fans. And by the way, being registered and having your activity tracked leaves you very vulnerable to trolling, but I’m sure you knew that being super smart and all and being so great at avoiding office work. congrats to you sir you’ve made it to the top!!!

  • Jeff Davies

    I live in Gastonia NC 

    It’s sad this guy is probably going to die in prison but atleast he can get come treatment
    maybe some medicine to ease his suffering

    Just cant believe i come on here to read my daily news and see something close to home.

  • Colin Bondi

    As a person without healthcare myself I understand what he did, next people will start having to kidnap doctors so they can get treated at gun point, what a sorry excuse for a country we live in…

    • SF2K01

      You’re saying we’re gonna be Saw III?

    • http://www.facebook.com/behindtheblack Christine Hoover

      Wasn’t that House?

      • NarwhalNecropsy

        Are you kidding me? John Q!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1568585783 Colin Bondi

    As a person without healthcare myself I understand what he did, next people will start having to kidnap doctors so they can get treated at gun point, what a sorry excuse for a country we live in…

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Smart guy. He figured out the endgame. Give up your freedom…and you get to stay alive.

    • MoralDrift

      bleak but true

    • SF2K01

      He just realized the absurdity that we treat our prisoners better than normal citizens. It’s a huge problem. We need an old school judge who could see it for what it is and just order that the hospitals treat him.

      • sonicbphuct

        given the absurdity for which our prisons are filled up… I’d question your characterization of what is *really* absurd.

        Is it absurd to stick a pot dealer in with a serial killer? Absurd to put a person in prison for life because they stole a piece of Pizza? Absurd to blindly allow a death penalty and use it on clearly retarded people? I question your absurd world where a human doesn’t deserve healthcare because they may or may not have done a particular action.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Smart guy. He figured out the endgame. Give up your freedom…and you get to stay alive.

  • Dogpeople

    The guy used the name MARKOV CHANEY
    That is a dead give away that you should be
    looking for sarcasm.

    You’d think more folks here would have read “Illuminatus”

  • Dogpeople

    The guy used the name MARKOV CHANEY
    That is a dead give away that you should be
    looking for sarcasm.

    You’d think more folks here would have read “Illuminatus”

  • Anonymous

    bleak but true

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Lewis/100001591148038 Mark Lewis

    joke-reading-algorithm.

  • JoiquimCouteau

    From the condition of his face it looks like they’ve already started him on chemotherapy and/or HAART

  • Anonymous

    From the condition of his face it looks like they’ve already started him on chemotherapy and/or HAART

  • Anonymous

    You’re saying we’re gonna be Saw III?

  • Anonymous

    He just realized the absurdity that we treat our prisoners better than normal citizens. It’s a huge problem. We need an old school judge who could see it for what it is and just order that the hospitals treat him.

  • Markov Cheney

    You’ve got a good point there

  • Anonymous

    Its a sad world indeed when prison is seen as a safer place than outside for folks like this. 

  • Jbar

    I’m not too far away, and I took more notice that it was somewhat local for me.

    Sad when prison is better than freedom, just because you need health care.

  • Neums1

    How unfortunate for him that he is not an undocumented alien in which case he could have simply gone into the local ER.

  • Neums1

    How unfortunate for him that he is not an undocumented alien in which case he could have simply gone into the local ER.

    • sonicbphuct

      you’re a fucking idiot. If that’s sarcasm, its dumb sarcasm. if its not sarcasm, you’re even more idiotic than previously estimated.

      How about, “How unfortunate for him that he wasn’t able to get into Harvard and land a cushy job herding the sheeple, complete with full medical benefits and tax payer bail-outs.”

  • Mr Willow

    True enough, but how can people listen to something as profound as this with all the static around it?

    Don’t really want to be a downer, but I think we all know this very poignant story will be buried by mountains of meaningless crap within 48 hours.

  • E.B. Wolf

    So questioning how someone arrives at the conclusion that the prison system is designed to rehabilitate inmates makes me a pompous douche bag? Oh right. Of course it is. It says so right in the title. Certainly only a pompous douche bag would question that.

  • E.B. Wolf

    I did have a reason. How did you arrive at the conclusion that the prison system was about correction and rehabilitation? 

    You decided to respond with snark yourself. If you had made some of the points in this response initially rather than, “Am I supposed to teach you something?” “Since you started showing improvement in your prison without bars you call [an] office.” etc; there just might have been some worthwhile discussion to be had. But it seems your skin was too thin for that. If you can’t take it; don’t dish it. 

  • orison squirrel

    richard baumhammer a racist with an assault rifle gets free health care everyday.. Im just wondering when is the state Pennsylvania  is going to stick a needle in this garbage and open his cell for someone else.. 

    • sonicbphuct

      with a bit of luck, the cell will open for you – a rabid freak who sits in judgement of others. After you’re dead, perhaps I can have your cell!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002214797714 Eathen Dreven

      If we treat this Richard guy like he treats other are we not the same? Eye for an eye  leads to everyone being blind…

  • orison squirrel

    richard baumhammer a racist with an assault rifle gets free health care everyday.. Im just wondering when is the state Pennsylvania  is going to stick a needle in this garbage and open his cell for someone else.. 

  • orison squirrel

    richard baumhammer a racist with an assault rifle gets free health care everyday.. Im just wondering when is the state Pennsylvania  is going to stick a needle in this garbage and open his cell for someone else.. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/behindtheblack Christine Hoover

    Wasn’t that House?

  • Kandikkid

    So this is what Americans have to resort to? It’s time we took care of our own instead of watching our prisions fill with fellow Americans desperate for simple standards of care.

  • Kandikkid

    So this is what Americans have to resort to? It’s time we took care of our own instead of watching our prisions fill with fellow Americans desperate for simple standards of care.

  • Shorty-21

    its freedom or death and most wont question it

  • Shorty-21

    its freedom or death and most wont question it

  • Adan

    Yeah, all the commie countries have communist health care. For example: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,
    Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France,
    Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
    Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United
    Kingdom.
    And due to your soft sensibilities I left out the truly socialist countries that provide universal care like Cuba, Argentina, etc. Don’t want you to rupture a blood vessel…

  • Sonicbphuct

    given the absurdity for which our prisons are filled up… I’d question your characterization of what is *really* absurd.

    Is it absurd to stick a pot dealer in with a serial killer? Absurd to put a person in prison for life because they stole a piece of Pizza? Absurd to blindly allow a death penalty and use it on clearly retarded people? I question your absurd world where a human doesn’t deserve healthcare because they may or may not have done a particular action.

  • Sonicbphuct

    with a bit of luck, the cell will open for you – a rabid freak who sits in judgement of others. After you’re dead, perhaps I can have your cell!

  • Sonicbphuct

    you’re a fucking idiot. If that’s sarcasm, its dumb sarcasm. if its not sarcasm, you’re even more idiotic than previously estimated.

    How about, “How unfortunate for him that he wasn’t able to get into Harvard and land a cushy job herding the sheeple, complete with full medical benefits and tax payer bail-outs.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Américo-Salvador/100002231240765 Américo Salvador

    Portugal a communist country? You are a smart guy…

  • Canbria

     It is SUPPOSED to be about correction and rehabilitation, always has.

  • Canbria

     It is SUPPOSED to be about correction and rehabilitation, always has.

  • irish22

    Being a cancer patient I understand this mans actions completley, even with health insurance (which I’m raging towards my lifetime cap quickly) my medical bills are outlandish. I’m only 26 and while I had considerable savings and always living within my means money is dwindling quickly as I try to keep up on bills when I have to miss work and cover copays and deductables. It’s sad when people get so desperate they have to do this kind of thing. I have to say I’m on the fence with health care coverage in prisons (personally I think short termers upon release should have to pay it back at the least). I do believe everyone has the right to health care and the right to life sustaining treatments and comfort measures. However a girl I worked with had a boyfriend spend nearly 3 years in prison for repeated thefts and drug possesion and recieved cosmetic dental work while in prison. My teeth have always been atrocious d/t a calcium deficiency and I have learned to live with it because cosmetic dental work is just not something I can afford, glad to know fellons can though. I also dislike that they are provided free college while I have to bust my butt to pay for mine. Doesn’t matter what I think tho, just another voice in the crowd. Good luck to you Mr. Verone, may you find health, comfort and peace. <3

  • irish22

    Being a cancer patient I understand this mans actions completley, even with health insurance (which I’m raging towards my lifetime cap quickly) my medical bills are outlandish. I’m only 26 and while I had considerable savings and always living within my means money is dwindling quickly as I try to keep up on bills when I have to miss work and cover copays and deductables. It’s sad when people get so desperate they have to do this kind of thing. I have to say I’m on the fence with health care coverage in prisons (personally I think short termers upon release should have to pay it back at the least). I do believe everyone has the right to health care and the right to life sustaining treatments and comfort measures. However a girl I worked with had a boyfriend spend nearly 3 years in prison for repeated thefts and drug possesion and recieved cosmetic dental work while in prison. My teeth have always been atrocious d/t a calcium deficiency and I have learned to live with it because cosmetic dental work is just not something I can afford, glad to know fellons can though. I also dislike that they are provided free college while I have to bust my butt to pay for mine. Doesn’t matter what I think tho, just another voice in the crowd. Good luck to you Mr. Verone, may you find health, comfort and peace. <3

  • Bishop

    ya know i dont get why ur mad that inmates get healthcare im sure if it was a relative of yours you would want the best treatment possible as a christian you are supposed to help all that need it isnt that in the bible that u keep crashing over the heads of my people

  • Bishop

    ya know i dont get why ur mad that inmates get healthcare im sure if it was a relative of yours you would want the best treatment possible as a christian you are supposed to help all that need it isnt that in the bible that u keep crashing over the heads of my people

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002214797714 Eathen Dreven

      I agree with you sir, but that responsibility isn’t only of the Christians, it’s of all people regardless of beliefs. MY pagan self included.

      • Bishop

        thanx being first nation i am especially close to this as my tribe believes in all people receiving help its not fair that somebody works their whole life just to fight for what he earned after he cant work anymore get the man the help he needs and handle the small stuff later as for the ER statement the emergency room is more expensive then a regular visit and the reason why most people go that route is because they will see u without insurance hospitals are supposed to be for patient not for profit

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002214797714 Eathen Dreven

    Yeah, sure, unfortunately I’ve seen too many who can’t work to afford thier health care simply get sicker waiting for the government to help them. That’s the job of the government to support the needs of everyone, not just those with the money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002214797714 Eathen Dreven

    If we treat this Richard guy like he treats other are we not the same? Eye for an eye  leads to everyone being blind…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002214797714 Eathen Dreven

    I agree with you sir, but that responsibility isn’t only of the Christians, it’s of all people regardless of beliefs. MY pagan self included.

  • Bishop

    thanx being first nation i am especially close to this as my tribe believes in all people receiving help its not fair that somebody works their whole life just to fight for what he earned after he cant work anymore get the man the help he needs and handle the small stuff later as for the ER statement the emergency room is more expensive then a regular visit and the reason why most people go that route is because they will see u without insurance hospitals are supposed to be for patient not for profit

  • Bishop

    the alternative is mass executions of nonviolent offenders and i dont know about u but thats even worse if the prisons and schools and parents did their jobs this wouldnt even be in issue fact is there are more inmates in prison now then when i was a kid in the 70’s and 80’s because as a country we have gone totally ass backwards the people with the money dont pay their fair share and leave the ones at the lower levels to carry the load

  • Robbio887

    Im American living Japan and because I’m Marry to a Japanese national I get full health care free its a shame

  • Robbio887

    Im American living Japan and because I’m Marry to a Japanese national I get full health care free its a shame

  • NarwhalNecropsy

    Are you kidding me? John Q!

  • Axel

    you’re an absolute idiot. literally none other than cuba are communist, and the UK communist? really? where are you getting your information. the NHS in the UK is far superior and efficient program that saves the lives of all, not those who can afford it. but as the US and fools like you think youre the centre of the world, everyone else must be communist or Nazis right? ignorant idiot.

  • Bishop

    axel ur correct far to many here think that but have hope the first nation people r gaining strength and will lead to a new way of thinking

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