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Man Arrested for Attempt to Spend $1M Bill

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A man walked into a Pittsburgh supermarket; he pulled out a $1 million bill and he asked for change. The cashier refused. The man flew into a rage and was arrested. A $100 bill is the largest real currency in circulation.

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A guy walks into a Pittsburg supermarket and pulls out a $1 million bill. That was the first surprise, that he had a $1 million bill. Second surprise is that he asked for change. You can imagine the cashier saying, you want it all in bills or are you going to need some quarters. But in fact, the cashier refused. The man flew into a rage. He was arrested by police who seemed to think a $100 bill is, in reality, the largest currency in circulation.

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