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Posted: August 28, 2012 6:04 p.m.

Crime briefs: Man given counterfeit $

Man calls police after reportedly receiving counterfeit money

An Oxford man said he received counterfeit money from the KFC on U.S. Highway 278. The man said he went through the drive-thru at KFC and he paid for his order with a $20 bill, according to a police report from the Covington Police Department. He said he then drove to a Texaco gas station at on Ga. Highway 81 and tried to buy items with a $10 bill he said he received from KFC, and the cashier told him the money was counterfeit.

The man said he drove back to KFC to tell the manager he received a counterfeit bill, and management told him they could not give him back his money because he had left the premises. The man said he asked management if he could have the phone number to the district manager, but management told them man they could not give out that number. Police spoke with the employees inside of KFC and they again said they could not give the man back his money because he left the premises.

The employees gave the police officer the store manager's phone number and said the man could call back on Monday. The $10 bill was taken as evidence.

Amici employee reportedly punched by another employee's boyfriend

Covington police spoke with an employee at Amici's who said he was assaulted by another employee's boyfriend when he arrived at work on Sunday morning.

According to a police report, the man said he arrived at work at 11 a.m. and noticed a female employee in her vehicle with her boyfriend. The employee said as he pulled up behind Amici's, the man ran to his vehicle and began punching him through the window. The employee said he got out of his vehicle, put the man in a headlock and wrestled him to the ground.

The employee said he held the man down and then another female employee ran out of the restaurant and told the man if he did not leave she would call the police. The employee said the man then ran to his vehicle and left the scene. Police said the male employee had several cuts and marks on his knees.

The employee told police the man started the fight because the man thought his girlfriend was in a relationship with him because his number was in her phone. The employee did not provide any additional information about who the man was. A property watch was put on the business in reference to the man being on the premises.

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