A US man held up a bank for $1.
''This is a bank robbery. Please give me $1.''
James Richard Verone walked into the bank without a weapon and handed a note to the teller reading, ''This is a bank robbery. Please give me $1.''
He then went to a chair and sat, waiting for police to arrive. The unemployed 59-year-old committed the crime in order to receive free healthcare in prison.
He said: ''I'm sort of a logical person and that was my logic. That is what I came up with.
''I wanted to make it known that this wasn't for monetary reasons but for medical reasons.''
James - a former truck driver - has a growth on his chest, two ruptured disks and a problem with his left foot. He had never been in trouble with the law previously, but does not have health insurance.