Fake Bronze, Fake Dong
June 29, 2003 10:02 PM   Subscribe

Man Sells Fake Bronze, Gets Paid With Fake Cash. From the You-Can't-Trust-Anyone-Anymore Dept.: "A Vietnamese man who used cow fat and paint to pass off a lump of iron as valuable black bronze found buyers, but was paid in counterfeit bills."
posted by tpoh.org (9 comments total)
Best line: "Gat and his accomplices were arrested a few days later when local shops tipped off the police about the fake dong."
posted by tpoh.org at 10:05 PM on June 29, 2003

O. Henry couldn't have done better.
posted by pjdoland at 10:17 PM on June 29, 2003

Sometimes, the whole cheques checks and balances thing works out and the bad guys get what is coming to them. Sometimes.
posted by dg at 11:39 PM on June 29, 2003

I was almost expecting to click on the link and get taken to a WWF tribute site or perhaps a Soda Advertisement thread. You just can't trust anyone, after all.
posted by weston at 12:34 AM on June 30, 2003

Instant karma's gonna get you...
posted by homunculus at 12:39 AM on June 30, 2003

Now that's ironic!
posted by wendell at 1:24 AM on June 30, 2003

Or bronze-onic, just covered with paint and cow-fat.

Suddenly this comment seems more relevant.
posted by namespan at 1:37 AM on June 30, 2003

So If one considers 'cow fat and paint' as resin I suspect a Mefi member as a possible accomplice.
posted by DBAPaul at 3:05 AM on June 30, 2003

Reminds me of the story about the guy who got caught speeding with the automatic camera. They mailed him a ticket and a photo of his car. He mailed the police a photo of $200 cash. They mailed him a photo of handcuffs. He paid.
posted by gottabefunky at 9:47 AM on June 30, 2003

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