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Thursday, Jan 16 2014 12:14 PM

Man arrested for attempting to use counterfeit bills, tries to eat evidence

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested Tony Ross, 29, for trying to pass counterfeit bills at the Four Seasons Mini Mart after he attempted to eat the fake money when an officer arrived at the scene.

A clerk at the mini mart located on East Tehachapi Boulevard flagged down an officer with the TPD around 9:04 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, when he noticed Ross attempting to make a purchase with the counterfeit bills.

According to Police Chief Jeff Kermode, when the officer responded, Ross began shoveling four fake $50 bills into his mouth before being taken into custody.

Kermode said police identified Ross as a resident of Panorama City in Los Angeles County, and that he is currently on parole.

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