22 February 2008

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (155)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of WDSU (via The Consumerist) (from Tuesday, February 19; links good at time of posting):
A 37-year-old Mesa man who tried to buy a watch with two counterfeit $100 bills containing a watermark of Abraham Lincoln was arrested on forgery charges, police said.

Scott Martin fought with the owner of the store on Saturday after the shopkeeper confronted him about the counterfeit bills, a court document said.

The owner stunned Martin with a Taser, KPHO-TV in Phoenix reported.

When fire rescue personnel arrived, they cut off Martin's shirt to treat him, and three more counterfeit $100 bills fell out, the document said.

In addition, two more fake $100 bills and one counterfeit $20 bill were found under Martin's armpit, officers said.

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