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Police: Suspect tried to swallow fake cash

Sept. 5, 2012 at 1:33 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in New York state said a man attempted to eat a handful of counterfeit $50 bills while he was being detained by theme park security officers.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office said Larry Jones, 35, of Buffalo, allegedly paid for his French fries Sunday night at Darien Lake Theme Park with a counterfeit $50 bill and attempted to swallow a handful of other fake $50s when security was called, WIVB-TV, Buffalo, reported Wednesday.

Security workers were able to retrieve the fake bills before Jones could swallow them and the sheriff's office said he was found to be in possession of $1,200 in counterfeit cash, The Buffalo News reported Wednesday.

Jones was arrested and charged with felony first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and felony tampering with physical evidence.

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