Man grabs back fake $100 bill after attempting to buy gas with it, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A man tried to use a fake $100 bill at a Madison gas station Tuesday morning, police said. 

Madison police said a man attempted to buy gasoline at the Kelley's Market at 8230 Watts Road at 9:26 a.m.

The man tried to pay with a counterfeit $100 bill. According to a report, an employee used a pen designed to detect phony money to test the bill, and it revealed that the bill was fake.

The man grabbed the bill back and fled, the report said. The clerk said he appeared to have a handful of similar bills.

Police described the man as black, around 40 years old with a scruffy beard. He was wearing dark pants and a Wisconsin Badgers coat and was driving a tan Toyota with Illinois plates. 

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