“The pain was beyond the tolerance that I could accept,” he said. “I kind of hit a brick wall with everything.”
A couple of months ago Verone started weighing his options.
He considered turning to a homeless shelter and seeking medical help through charitable organizations.
Then he had another idea: commit a crime and get set up with a place to stay, food and doctors.
The day Verone set out to commit his first felony, he mailed a letter to The Gazette.
He listed the return address as the Gaston County Jail.
“When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. This robbery is being committed by me for one dollar,” he wrote. “I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”
Verone wanted to talk to a reporter to make sure people knew why he turned to crime. He figured he had nothing to lose.
“I knew that a felony would not hurt me. I cannot work anymore,” he said.
But Verone said he thinks he made the right choice for his situation.
“I picked jail.”
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