Anderson Says He’s Done With Street Life
Marquis Anderson said he does not remember the events two weeks ago, when police said he broke into a man’s house, stole a gun, then broke into a second house, was confronted by the owner and badly beaten.
“I might have broken into the house; I might not (have),” Anderson said. “You know what I’m saying? I’m not saying I did, ’cause I don’t know. So, if I had a gun, why do I look like this?”
Anderson has been charged with aggravated robbery and is being held on $50,000 bond.
Anderson was hospitalized with a broken nose, collapsed lungs and a damaged liver, and he didn’t wake up for six days, NBC 5 reported. Anderson said he admits that if he did what police said he did, he deserved what he got.
“He had the right to protect his property — I give it to him,” Anderson said. “I apologize to him. But I was under the influence.”
Anderson said he has learned his lesson.
“My life is completely changed, honestly,” Anderson said. “Look at me. You think I haven’t learned my lesson about this? Come on, man, you have to think about it? It’s self-explanatory.”
He admits that he has been in trouble before but swears this is the last time.
“Whatever it takes,” Anderson said. “Get a job. The first day I get out — the second I get out. It doesn’t matter. I’m getting a job. I’m completely done with the street life, man, for real.”
Kudos to the homeowner who showed him the light. I am so proud of Anderson for changing his life.