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Police: Buffalo man tried to eat bogus $50 bills

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Posted: Sep 4, 2012 12:29 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Buffalo, New York, counterfeit money, amusement park, Genesee County Sheriff's Office, Darien Lake Theme Park, Larry Jones, french fries, WBRZ

DARIEN, N.Y. - Authorities say a 35-year-old man tried to swallow several counterfeit $50 bills after he was caught trying to use the bogus money at a western New York amusement park.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort on Sunday night after Larry Jones, of Buffalo, bought french fries with a $50 bill.

Deputies say a park employee determined the bill was counterfeit and called security. While being taken away, deputies say Jones stuffed five counterfeit bills into his mouth and tried to eat them.

Security officers retrieved the bills before Jones swallowed them.

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