According to Gawker Media, a woman at a Texas Wal-Mart tried to pay for her items with a 100 dollar bill, which Wal-Mart employees erroneously identified as fake and ripped it up. When she produced a second 100 dollar bill, the manager ripped that one up as well.
But Garcia’s ordeal was just getting started.
The cashier finally tested the bill with a counterfeit detection pen, but despite the marker revealing the money was real, a manager was called over by the cashier and informed it was fake.
Upon being told by the managed that she would need to wait for the police to arrive, Garcia promptly produced an additional $100 bill, which the manager promptly proceeded to rip in half.
The police eventually showed up and, after a quick review of the facts, ordered the store manager to give Garcia $200 — but not before he tried to hand her back her ripped-up cash as restitution.
For her “false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress,” Garcia seeks an unspecified amount in punitive damages.