What drugs could you possibly take to be able to do this?
I understand that this article is always about arrests that happen in Connecticut but this week I need to reflect on an arrest that happened in South Carolina. A 53-year-old man named Michael Willaims was arrested for using fake money at a local Applebee’s after his debit card was declined. What is so incredibly strange about that? It wasn’t a twenty dollar bill, it was a bill for ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. That’s right, $1,000,000,000,000.
Now, I haven’t eaten at an Applebees in a long time, but I can’t imagine that the cost of a burger and fries could possibly top $23.00- and that’s including one of those margaritas in a really big goblet glass. Also, if you happen to have a trillion dollar bill lying around- are you really eating at Applebees?
I just wish I could have been that server. Imagine the dude at table six just devoured his spinach and artichoke dip and now has his card declined. I know as a lifelong waitress how awkward it is to walk back to a customer and explain that their card was rejected. Imagine that after that the dude hands you a trillion dollars- How do you even respond to that?
“Can I keep the change?”
He was arrested and was ordered to pay $262 in court fees… which he paid in a check made out for “All the Gold in the World”.
But to bring up a Connecticut based story because, you know, this is CONNECTICUT’S FINEST- I should point out that a Fairfield mother named Stacy Flanigan was arrested for allegedly stealing money from a tip jar to pay for her order at a Westport restaurant. She had two small children with her at the time. Doesn’t she just know that if you don’t have any cash, you can just whip out your checkbook and write a check for one trillion dollars?