WENTWORTH, N.C.—A man who’d just been released from jail in northern North Carolina was arrested again for refusing to leave the jail after authorities wouldn’t give him a ride to a motel. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that 37-year-old Rodney Dwayne Valentine was charged with trespassing. Valentine was released from the Rockingham County jail Saturday morning after being behind bars since May 22. The sheriff’s office says he asked them to drive him to a local motel and they refused. Deputies charged Valentine with second-degree trespassing when he had refused to leave the jail by Saturday afternoon.
Can you blame this fucking guy? I mean who would be in a rush to leave jail? Free shelter. Free food. Free water and electricity. I mean I’m moving as we speak uptown to an apartment for fucking $1800 a month and meanwhile Rodney Dwayne Valentine is chillin in a sweet pad 100% rent stabilized at $0. Can’t beat it. I mean yeah there are some downsides like lack of space, 30 minutes a day outside only, brutal violence. Ass rape. But those are the type of sacrifices you got to make. Plus there’s just nothing really that great waiting for you out here anyway. There’s a harsh truth to face. No way you’re gonna make it on the outside. All I do anymore is think of ways to break my parole, so maybe they’d send me back. Terrible thing, to live in fear. Brooks Hatlen knew it. Knew it all too well. All I want is to be back where things make sense. Where I won’t have to be afraid all the time. Only one thing stops me. A promise I made to Andy.