A Week in the Life of Gustavo

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sábado, setembro 13, 2003

From the Daily Rotten newswires...

Man buys groceries with $200 bill

I remember reading an account of a man using a $22 bill. The person at the center of the bill was a hat-wearing chap smoking a Cuban cigar. The cashier accepted the money. The book where I read it had a version of the bill and the man looked hilarious.

The account here is too hilarious to merely link up. The story:

ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Police are searching for a man who paid for $150 in groceries at a Food Lion grocery store with a $200 bill.
The man walked out of the store with his groceries and $50 in change before the fake bill was discovered Sept. 6.

The bogus bill -- the U.S. Mint does not print a $200 bill -- bore the image of President Bush on the front and had the White House on the back. It also included signs on the front lawn of the White House with slogans such as "We like broccoli" and "USA deserves a tax cut," Roanoke Rapids police said.

Instead of being labeled a Federal Reserve note, the fake bill was marked as a "Moral Reserve Note." The bill bore the signatures of Ronald Reagan, political mentor; and George H.W. Bush, campaign adviser and mentor.

Food Lion said normal policy is not to accept bills over $100.