In 1997, Darius Clark Monroe (left) was a high school honor student who had never been in serious trouble.

But soon after his 16th birthday, he robbed a bank in Stafford, Texas at gunpoint with two of his friends.

Seventeen years later, he sat down at StoryCorps with David Ned (right), a customer who was in the bank during the robbery.

Originally aired October 24, 2014, on NPR’s Morning Edition.