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COLUMBUS, Ohio Oct 12, 2006 (AP)— A man who couldn't find steady work came up with a plan to make it through the next few years until he could collect Social Security: He robbed a bank, then handed the money to a guard and waited for police. [more]

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2559884

Imagine if a lawyer got him out of it?? (After all the trouble he went thru)

Ah man!!

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yeh guys bit nutty but its still a financial plan whatever way you look at it, although probably one i wont adopt.

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I guess I'm fortunant because I'm 63 and still have a full-time well-paying job. I have to wait until I'm 66 before I can collect full SS and I've thought about what to do if I do lose my job before then. Well, now I know.:mrgreen:

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It hink it's really sad that this guy became so desperate that he had to resort to something like that. I would hope that if things ever got that bad that I could turn to my family for help, but who knows, maybe he doesn't have any. That is a really sad story.....

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And it's not an isolated case either. I've heard before of people committing minor crimes just so they can get arrested and spend a few days in prison where it's warm, they have a shower, and get 3 meals a day rather than having to spend their days out on the street where it's cold and you never know if you will have food.

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It hink it's really sad that this guy became so desperate that he had to resort to something like that. I would hope that if things ever got that bad that I could turn to my family for help, but who knows, maybe he doesn't have any. That is a really sad story.....

I agree.. you just cant help feeling sorry for him.

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