That's about all I know of Kevin Fitzpatrick, other than he eventually left Las Vegas and ended up here in El Paso.
I'm not exactly sure of his feelings, of how destitute or desperate he might have been feeling but yesterday, Kevin Fitzpatrick decided, would be the day that would change his life for the better. That's because Kevin Fitzpatrick decided to rob a bank.
And so it was that around 12:45 he walked into a neighborhood branch of Bank of America, went up to a teller's window and asked for cash. After some discussion, Kevin Fitzpatrick was seen leaving the teller's window to return to his car outside. To write a note. Perhaps to better put into words on paper what he had been unable to adquately convey in conversation to the teller.
Note completed, Kevin Fitzpatrick returned to a teller's window. I don't know if it was the same teller as before, but the teller refused his written demand.
That's when Kevin Fitzpatrick went over to the customer's waiting area and took a seat. As the police pulled up to the bank, he went out to meet therm.
The newspaper article described him as "down and out."
But Kevin Fitzpatrick's plan to improve his lot in life this Friday afternoon had been successful. That's because he can now count on three square meals a day and a roof over his head. And these days that's more than millions of Americans can count on.