Fast food faux pas lands Ferguson man in jail

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A Ferguson man is in custody after allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit bill in a fast food chain drive through.

Police say he made two mistakes– trying to pass the fake $20 bill and not noticing a police officer was in the drive through lane behind him.  Workers at the restaurant in the 9100 block of West Florissant Avenue immediately noticed the bill was fake after 26-year-old Leroy Ramsey tried to use it to pay for a purchase.

The workers notified a Country Club Hills Police officer who was in line waiting for his order.  The officer pulled Ramsey’s car over, but he and another man ran from the scene.  After a short pursuit, both were arrested.

Police say Ramsey admitted that he knew the bill was fake.  He told police he had received it from someone else who owed him money.   Ramsey was charged with forgery, a class C felony and was held on $10,000 bond.