Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hey, Wait a Minute! Maybe our Healthcare System Isn't the Best In the World, After All!

File this under things that would never happen in Canada.

Man robs bank to get medical care in jail

Tue Jun 21, 10:36 am ET

Earlier this month, Verone, 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.

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.