DUMB AND DUMBER
Reported Thursday, February 01, 2001 by Reuters:
"Police in Kentucky are looking for a customer who
succeeded in paying for a $2 order at a fast-food
restaurant with a phony $200 bill featuring a picture of
President George W. Bush and a depiction of the White
House with a lawn sign saying, "We like broccoli."
Authorities say the female cashier at a Dairy Queen in
Danville even gave the culprit $198 in real money as change.
"Essentially, the story is that somebody at a drive-in ordered
some food and passed a $200 novelty deal with George Bush
on it," Danville Police Detective Bob Williamson said. "At a
distance it looks like a real bill, it's got the green color,"
Williamson said when asked how the cashier possibly could
mistake it for genuine money. The cartoonish bill was
accepted on Sunday evening by the Dairy Queen cashier
despite having Bush on one side and an oil well on the other.
The phony bill also depicted the White House lawn with yard
signs reading "U.S. deserves a tax cut," "No more scandals"
and "We like broccoli," the last apparently referring to Bush's
father's admitted dislike for the vegetable. No U.S. currency
has a picture of Bush, let alone a reference to liking broccoli.
Because there is no actual $200 currency, the culprit could
face a charge of theft by deception but not counterfeiting,
Wayne Homren, Editor
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