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

(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.)

A Texas man was sentenced to 80 years in prison on Friday, after trying to buy some movie theaters snacks with counterfeit money.
A Texas man was sentenced to 80 years in prison on Friday, after trying to buy some movie theaters snacks with counterfeit money.   (Shutterstock)
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