What is this world coming to?

WorldNetDaily: Man arrested, cuffed after using $2 bills

A man trying to pay a fee using $2 bills was arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail after clerks at a Best Buy store questioned the currency’s legitimacy and called police.

According to an account in the Baltimore Sun, 57-year-old Mike Bolesta was shocked to find himself taken to the Baltimore County lockup in Cockeysville, Md., where he was handcuffed to a pole for three hours while the U.S. Secret Service was called to weigh in on the case.


Now, I do not fault the Best Buy employees as much as the police in this matter. After all, it seems that the average retail employee today is decidely wet behind the ears.

I used to go about asking if places honored Federal Reserve Notes. I usally was told no, or got blank looks. Note: Federal Reserve Notes are any legal US Cash.

My favorite quote:

Commenting on the incident, Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey told the Sun: “It’s a sign that we’re all a little nervous in the post-9/11 world.”

From Michael Olesker at the Baltmore Sun

Um. Yeah. Talking about blowing it way out of proportion. Let’s use the terrorism card to cover up our mistakes. Some guy paying with $2 bills is going to be the next World Trade pilot. Yeah.

People. Calm down a notch. Check out the situation before making a choice.

“Remember, though, your best weapon is between your ears and under your scalp – provided it’s loaded.”

B. P. Matson
Tunnel in the Sky, by Robert Heinlein