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He Tried to Pay With a $10 Bill. Burger King Called the Police

The cashier thought Emory Ellis was paying with counterfeit money

(Newser) - Emory Ellis, a black homeless man in Boston, went to Burger King for breakfast and tried to pay with a $10 bill. That simple transaction in November 2015 led to a series of mistakes that landed Ellis in jail for more than three months, reports the AP . It started with... More »

Cops Arrest 3, Mistake Jolly Ranchers for Meth

New York City now paying $33K to the trio in a settlement

(Newser) - Three Brooklyn men left a candy store in Coney Island last year with Jolly Rancher candies in their pockets. Two police officers who claimed to have been tipped by an undercover cop promptly handcuffed the men, saying they'd been seen selling crystal meth. A later NYPD lab test determined... More »

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