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Man beaten after paying for drugs with Monopoly money

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  1. chillinwill
    Police in Wichita are investigating an odd crime that involves drugs, assault and Monopoly money.

    It started as a routine traffic stop in a Wichita neighborhood Thursday evening.

    When police pulled over the car they found a 33-year-old man bleeding from the head and telling an unusual story.

    The victim said a couple of weeks ago he bought several hundred dollars of crack-cocaine with Monopoly money and now the dealer was ready for pay back.

    "The man from whom he had bought the drugs was upset and invited him over to his house and upon arrival struck him in the head several times with a handgun and other people jumped into the fray," said Gordon Bassham with the Wichita Police Department.

    The victim was able to get away and escape serious injury.

    At this point police say he's being uncooperative.

    Despite the unusual circumstances, officers still want to arrest the attacker.

    "That was not a get out-of-jail-free card," Bassham said.

    The victim's injuries were not life threatening.

    March 8, 2010
    NBC-2
    http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=12102370

Comments

  1. Motorhead
    lol what a turn around. lol usually in such situations its the crack that is fake!
  2. Dr_Janus
    Oh dear oh dear ... Swim doesn't know whether that's funny or just damned insensitive.
  3. ianzombie
    The victim obviously had a screw loose.

    I hope they catch these people and they 'go to Jail, Directly to Jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200'
  4. Potter
    You get what you pay for!

    What was he possibly thinking?

    And then to TELL the officer you were just trying to buy drugs... my god, just lie and say you fell down the stairs or got mugged or anything.
  5. Senor Gribson
    I'd like to know how the guy managed to get away with the crack without being pistol-whipped in the first place. Does it really take a couple of weeks to determine the difference between real money and monopoly money?
  6. platitude
    well, that is just BIZARRE!!!! The dealer must have been really high in order to not notice the difference between monopoly money and the real one XD!!!!
    And the victim .... wtf was he thinking??? clearly those hits affected his brains, otherwise why would him tell the police officer that he has bought crack, that's a really stupid thing to do :S
    Poor guy, maybe, if he still has some monopoly money, he can pay his bail :p
  7. themidnighttoker
    What the hell was the guy doing going to the dealer's house after he cheated him?

    To me that's the dumbest thing, maybe dumber than paying with fake money in the first place.

    Surprised stupidity hasn't been made illegal yet.
  8. coolhandluke
    swim got a nice chuckle from this. there is most likely more to this story, the press and police, usually are not very reliable when it comes to reporting about drugs.

    the monopoly game he played when he was locked up (in juvie) they (the guards) actually wrote on the "get out of jail free" card, that if you tried to use the card on them, u get a "EBT" early bed time. swim guesses they got sick of people bothering them with it.
  9. godztear
    There has to be more to the story. A couple things don't line up to me.

    A. Monopoly money is much much smaller then real money, is the dealer really that stupid to accept hundreds of dollars for drugs without looking at the money?

    B. Knowing that you just ripped your dealer off for hundreds of dollars worth of drugs why would you think it would be ok to go right back because he invited you?
  10. Euthanatos93420
    Anyone clever enough to get away with buying a good rock with monopoly money is not this fucking stupid. They ARE "editing for dramatic effect" (making funny shit up and leaving important shit out).
  11. Euthanatos93420
    Far more likely scenarios:

    1) he didn't know the money was counterfeit
    2) "...upon arrival..." involved several armed thugs driving him across town to visit 'the man'.
  12. bcubed
    It would make it so much better if he's dressed up like the "monopoly man" in his mugshot...but somehow I doubt it.

    You wouldn't BELIEVE the goodies Lizard got in exchange for the deed to his hotel on Boardwalk!

    Try this on for size:

    The guy's a counterfeiter. Has been buying drugs with bogus cash for years.

    Eventually, one of his dealers gets wise, and decides to "teach him a lesson" the next time he comes to pick up.

    Then, when he gets pulled over, the guy is either well-known as a crackhead, or there's obvious drug evidence in the car.

    When they ask him how he wound up bloodied and bruised, he mentions "monopoly money" as a (bad) cover story that (a) explains everything (more or less) and (b) doesn't require him to say, "In addition to buying contraband, I like to print my own money!"

    Things start to make (slightly) more sense, no?
  13. fryingsquirrel
    The funny thing is the cops don't seem to realize his story is total bullshit.
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