Summit County police blotter: This $50 isn’t Pho real |

Summit County police blotter: This $50 isn’t Pho real

Jack Queen
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A small business owner got a bit of a surprise last Wednesday when the bank told him a $50 bill he had received from a customer was a counterfeit. He tracked down the man who gave it to him, who was also surprised to learn he had passed along a bogus note, which he had received as change at Pho Real, a Vietnamese restaurant in Breckenridge.

The owner of the restaurant told police he had no idea who might’ve started—or continued—the trail of funny money. He decided to pay back the patron who received, despite being under no obligation to do so. He felt it was the right thing for a small local restaurant to do.

It’s not the first time counterfeit bills have been passed around in Summit County. Last month, two women were arrested in Dillon after buying Coach bags with fake 100-dollar bills in Silverthorne. Officers found counterfeiting equipment in their car and charged them with multiple felony counts.

cat burglar foiled by locked door

An observant landlord was walking his dog in Frisco when he noticed the fire escape door to one of his buildings had some suspicious damage. Upon further inspection, he noticed the handle had been broken and that there were pry marks on the frame.

It appears, however, that the door was simply too much for the prospective intruder: there were no signs that anyone had gotten into the building or that anything had been stolen.

This bus waits for no one

A Summit Stage supervisor contacted Frisco police at about 9:30 p.m. last Thursday saying there was a young man sleeping at the Frisco Transfer Station who wouldn’t wake up. After repeated attempts, the officer was able to wake the man with a sternum rub.

According to a report, he admitted to have been drinking heavily and smoking marijuana. He said he was just trying to get to a friend’s house in Silverthorne “but the damn was bus was taking forever.”

The officer informed him that the bus had indeed been coming, but he had been sleeping and no one could wake him up. He was taken to detox without incident.

The police blotter is compiled from arrest affidavits and incident reports

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