When Idiots Strike

This is pretty funny:

A woman was caught trying to use a fake $1 million bill with the picture of the Statue of Liberty on it to buy $1,675 worth of merchandise at a Wal-Mart, and was later found with two more of the bills in her purse, police said.

The United States Treasury does not make $1 million bills, but people can buy souvenirs of such a bill at some stores, police said.

“It looks real, but of course there’s nothing real about this,” Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton said Tuesday. “People do crazy things all the time. I think it’s just another example of some odd things that occur.”

A clerk at the store immediately noticed the bill was fake when 35-year-old Alice Regina Pike handed it to her Friday, Cotton said.

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