Man Makes Million Dollar Bill and Goes Shopping at Walmart

million dollar billJust when you thought you've heard it all, a man walks into a Walmart and tries to buy a bunch of crap with a one million-dollar bill. Not a fake fifty. Not a counterfeit hundred. A one million-dollar bill. Which, frankly speaking, is a really bad idea, because such a form of currency has never existed. (Fun fact: The government stopped making bills of up to $10,000 in 1969! The More You Know ...)

The dude goes by the name of Michael Fuller. He's well past the age of knowing that one million-dollar bills aren't real (53). And he tried to buy a vacuum, a microwave, and other miscellaneous Walmart items, totalling $476 (imagine the change!). In short, he's a loon.

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Fuller was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument. In other words, he made the million-dollar bill himself. Instead of printing a bunch of realistic-looking twenties, or a couple of hundreds, this man came to the conclusion that it was a good idea to just go balls to the wall and print a bill worth a million bucks. Then, instead of attempting to buy a new car, jewelry, or fine leather goods with the "cash," he went to Walmart to purchase a vacuum.

I would give a fake million dollars to have been the clerk ringing this man up. First of all, I'd love to know whose picture was on the bill? Was it President Carrot Top? Boo the Pomeranian? Dame Judy Dench? And second of all, I would love to have the feeling, for once in my life, that I'm on some sort of hidden camera show -- even a crappy European version. I've always wanted to be on one.

Even though what Michael did was highly illegal, I've gotta tip my hat to him. For this is funny. It made me laugh. And he didn't harm anyone while committing this bizarro crime.

He just wanted to buy some kitchen appliances. With a one million-dollar bill.

How weird is this?

 

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