Kicked out of band for going off on classmate and teacher. I could not attend an event that was important to me
I started to make money off of scamming people. I would claim that I was a part of a basketball team. It was dangerous and would get chased and people would threaten to call the police.
During this time, I began to runaway for longer periods of time (3-4 months) with my patnas. We would stay at hotels. Even though I was the youngest, I tended to be the head honcho.
One day, I missed the Bart train and had to sleep outside at a bus stop. During the night, I saw homeless white people. They looked clean. That is when I came alive and became more attuned with my surroundings. I became determined to make money out of fear that I would end up like the homeless.
During my runaways, I would do my homework because I didnt want to be dumb.