Counterfeit Money Clogs Toilet
Status: Stupid CriminalsA Colorado couple, realizing the police were onto their counterfeiting operation, tried to get rid of the incriminating evidence by flushing it all down the toilet. The results were predictable:
There's dirty money associated with crime, then there's dirty money. Investigators encountered the latter on Thursday, when they discovered a rental duplex that had flooded with sewage when the tenants flushed at least $10,000 in suspected counterfeit money down a toilet, crippling the duplex's plumbing system... By the time police arrived at the duplex Thursday, standing water and sewage covered its floors and the toilets weren't functional. Detectives said Marquez and Valdez had been relieving themselves in plastic shopping bags for at least a week because of the inoperable plumbing... Video of the duplex's plumbing shot by plumbers using a "snake camera" on Thursday showed hunks of suspected counterfeit bills packed into the pipes. The clogs span from just a few feet beyond the toilet to almost 100 feet along the lines. The volume of bills flushed down the toilet was so great that the money was visible when police and sheriff's deputies lifted a manhole cover on the street outside the duplex.
Reminiscent of the macabre case of British serial killer Dennis Nilson, who was caught after accidentally blocking the drains of his shared house with human flesh. His previous residence was found to have bits of bone and body parts buried in the garden.Posted by Ashley Pomeroy on Sun Jan 08, 2006 at 05:02 PM
That's a shitload of money! (I'm sorry, but it needed to be said. )Posted by Sakano in Ohio on Mon Jan 09, 2006 at 02:14 PM
Ah, Sakano, that was a shitty joke, but it made me laugh!Posted by Citizen Premier in spite of public outcry on Mon Jan 09, 2006 at 04:01 PM
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