During the 1990s, in the tiny town of Parma, Mich., Bob VanSumeren lost his way.
He dropped out of high school and started abusing drugs and alcohol. When Bob turned 18, his parents got a divorce and he became essentially homeless, mostly couch-surfing at friends' houses. It was around this time that he and his high school sweetheart, Jillian, broke up. Bob had fallen in with the wrong crowd.
Eventually, Bob robbed a gas station and a bank. He served nearly six years in prison for those crimes.