A Pennsylvania man was recently arrested after allegedly using a counterfeit $100 to purchase drinks before his flight. However, the man now charged with a felony is using an odd defense, claiming the pants he was wearing weren’t even his and that he simply found the fake bill in them and decided to use it.
According to WPXI Channel 11 out of Pittsburgh, a local man is charged with a felony after passing a counterfeit $100 bill when buying drinks at the local Arnold Palmer Airport in Westmoreland County – just south of Pittsburgh.
The airport is served only by Spirit Airlines (shock face…) and is in the town of Latrobe, PA.
Stephen Patterson was arrested after he returned home to the Palmer Airport for passing a fake $100 bill buying some booze before the flight. The clue that the bill was fake? It said “for motion picture use only.” Yup…it was movie money.
According to the local police chief, Henry Fontana, Patterson claimed the pants he was wearing weren’t even his and that he simply found the bill in his pocket and decided to use it. The cashier at the snack bar where Patterson was buying drinks before his flight notified officers who issued a warrant for his arrest and picked him up after he landed.
“What, these pants aren’t even mine, bro!” Patterson (probably…). Let’s hope he at least bought the Arnold Palmer drink…but spiked.
Stay classy, Spirit Airlines passengers. Stay classy.