Police: US man tried to eat bogus $50 bills

DARIEN, New York (AP) — Authorities say a man tried to swallow several counterfeit $50 bills after he was caught trying to use the bogus money at a U.S. amusement park.

Deputies say a Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort employee determined a $50 bill was counterfeit and called security after Larry Jones bought french fries Sunday. While being taken away, deputies say Jones stuffed five counterfeit bills into his mouth and tried to eat them.

Security officers retrieved the bills before Jones swallowed them.

Investigators say Jones told them he had received the bills as pay for a remodeling job.

Jones was charged with possessing a forged instrument and tampering with evidence and sent to the county jail with no bail. It couldn't be determined if he had a lawyer.