Movie Snack Costs Texan 80 Years in Prison

Man tried to pay with counterfeit money
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 12:18 AM CST
Movie Snack Theft Costs Texan 80 Years
A Texas man was sentenced to 80 years in prison on Friday, after trying to buy some movie theaters snacks with counterfeit money.   (Shutterstock)

And you thought your multiplex overcharged for snacks. Two hot dogs, two sodas, and a tub of popcorn has cost one Texas man 80 years in prison—because he tried to pay for them using a counterfeit $20 bill, reports the Dallas Morning News. The 48-year-old man, who has a history of theft and bank fraud, had an additional $120 in counterfeit bills on him when he was nabbed. Despite the heavy sentence, he'll be eligible for parole in 15 years. (Click to read about another weird crime.)

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