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My GED Sez I Are Smart

John T. Nelon Jr., 29, was proud of his achievement. So proud, in fact, that the man from Vinton, Va., hung his GED certificate in his garage — right above his methamphetamine-cooking rig, police say. When officers followed a tip and found the meth lab, they knew immediately who they were looking for. Nelon escaped to the woods, taking only a tent and a bowl of macaroni and cheese. They were able to track him down when his 15-year-old girlfriend went to resupply him. (MS/Roanoke Times) ...He’s now attending the school of hard knocks.
Original Publication Date: 02 January 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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