Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Illegal tender

I love me some stupid, and there's generally nothing more stupid than teenage criminals:
Authorities say an antique $1,000 bill proved the downfall of three teenagers on the run in Michigan.

The Kalamazoo County sheriff's department says the trio stole a safe containing antique money from one of the youth's parents.

The Kalamazoo Gazette and the Birmingham News say they drove a stolen van to Birmingham, Ala., where an 18-year-old tried to exchange the $1,000 bill Thursday at a Service First Bank branch.
The main problem? The Treasury hasn't printed that denomination since 1945, which raised a bit of a red flag as far as the bank was concerned. Thus, they called the cops.

Find an antique shop or a coin dealer next time, dumbasses.

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