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Muck And Brass

by | 14th, October 2004

‘THEY say that where there’s muck there’s brass, but in this case the opposite appears to be true.

A psychiatrist in the United States has been arrested and accused of smearing faeces on money he used to pay a parking fine.

City authorities in Burlington, Iowa, noticed a ‘foreign brown substance’ on the dollar bills used to pay the fine and passed them on to police who had the substance analysed and confirmed it was human faeces.

However, the 52-year-old man, from Bonaparte, whose money it was claimed the notes had accidentally fallen down the toilet.

During questioning, he said: ‘What do you expect me to do, throw away good money?’

The man, who has not been named and who has pleaded not guilty, faces up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500 if convicted.’

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