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A Man Robs a Bank for Medical Care…

Some people who need medical care but can’t afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they’ll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a bank.

Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a Gaston, N.C., bank and handed the cashier a note demanding $1 and medical attention. Then he waited calmly for police to show up.

He’s now in jail and has an appointment with a doctor this week.

Verone’s problems started when he lost the job he’d held for 17 years as a Coca Cola deliveryman, amid the economic downturn. He found new work driving a truck, but it didn’t last. Eventually, he took a part-time position at the convenience store.

But Verone’s body wasn’t up to it. The bending and lifting made his back ache. He had problems with his left foot, making him limp. He also suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.

Then he noticed a protrusion on his chest. “The pain was beyond the tolerance that I could accept,” Verone told the Gaston Gazette. “I kind of hit a brick wall with everything.”

Verone knew he needed help–and he didn’t want to be a burden on his sister and brothers. He applied for food stamps, but they weren’t enough either.

So he hatched a plan. On June 9, he woke up, showered, ironed his shirt. He mailed a letter to the Gazette, listing the return address as the Gaston County Jail.

“When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me,” Verone wrote in the letter. “This robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”

Then Verone hailed a cab to take him to the RBC Bank. Inside, he handed the teller his $1 robbery demand.

“I didn’t have any fears,” said Verone. “I told the teller that I would sit over here and wait for police.”

The teller was so frightened that she had to be taken to the hospital to be checked out. Verone, meanwhile, was taken to jail, just as he’d planned it.

Because he only asked for $1, Verone was charged with larceny, not bank robbery. But he said that if his punishment isn’t severe enough, he plans to tell the judge that he’ll do it again. His $100,000 bond has been reduced to $2,000, but he says he doesn’t plan to pay it.


Source: Yahoo News


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Adam Knight, Handyman????

As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting as much here recently and for that I apologize.  I have been super busy with my new house and trying to get all the little odd jobs around the house fixed.  Growing up as a kid, there was no project too large or too small for my dad.  So now that I’m living in a real house, and I see all the little things that needed fixing, I took it upon myself to go to Lowes and Home Depot, and fix them myself.  Now most of them are done and I have come to realize, that I am not as good at this stuff as my dad, but at least I got it done.

First, I now have a yard and my first job was to fix a hand me down lawnmower so I could mow my own lawn.

A few sprays of Carb cleaner, a new spark plug, new air filter and new blade…about $35 and I have a mower that runs like brand new.

Next there were holes in the wall, and I learned how to repair drywall.

The people that lived here before me, ran over a sprinkler head and it was gushing water down the street, so I had to fix that too.

And there were a couple of other little things, but after doing these odd jobs, I felt like Bob Villa.  So like an idiot I bragged to my friends about it, and therefore they decided I could help them with their weekend projects… So Saturday I spend part of my afternoon unloading 2 pallets of Sod for Alli and Jordan…my back still hurts.

So lesson learned…no more bragging about how handy I am.  I need to stick to DJing and posting on


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Road Warrior Trivia for June 21st!

More of these are given on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year – what are they?

Collect calls!

Congrats to Shannon,  he won free Caffe Capri. Tune In Tomorrow at 4pm for more Road Warrior Trivia! If you ever miss the answer, I will post it here on my page of the NEW

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Road Warrior Trivia for June 20th!!!

10% of us have been dumped by a partner in this location. Where is it?

ANSWER: In a car

Congrats to Daniel,  he won free Caffe Capri. Tune In Tomorrow at 4pm for more Road Warrior Trivia! If you ever miss the answer, I will post it here on my page of the NEW

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10 Things you probably didn’t know about Star Wars

For all the Star Wars fans, we think you need to know the little things you probably didn’t know until now! And what better way to present them than with pictures?


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