Movie Snack Costs Texan 80 Years in Prison
Man tried to pay with counterfeit money
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 12:18 AM CST
A Texas man was sentenced to 80 years in prison on Friday, after trying to buy some movie theaters snacks with counterfeit money.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – And you thought your multiplex overcharged for snacks. Two hot dogs, two sodas, and a tub of popcorn has cost one Texas man 80 years in prison—because he tried to pay for them using a counterfeit $20 bill, reports the Dallas Morning News. The 48-year-old man, who has a history of theft and bank fraud, had an additional $120 in counterfeit bills on him when he was nabbed. Despite the heavy sentence, he'll be eligible for parole in 15 years. (Click to read about another weird crime.)

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WallyEFunk
Nov 21, 2011 5:23 AM CST
This weekend was with a friend getting beer, when the girl at the counter said his 20's were counterfeit the best she ever seen. He got them from his son that owed him money. Originality thought she was wrong, but with a lot closer inspection , she was right. Thought for a scary moment the police were going to be called, but nothing happened. I find out now that's the reason their coming out with the new plastic bills because of the good copies, Wonder how many years it will take before they make great copies the new plastic bills.
cheongyei
Nov 21, 2011 4:29 AM CST
Hang him. He's a bad, bad man