RIO GRANDE CITY — A booty call of another kind landed a man in police custody Wednesday after he tried to cash a $50 million check in his name “for the best sex ever.”
The 30-year-old man and his brother-in-law, 18, went to a local bank about 1:40 p.m. with hopes of buying a few luxury items — including an SUV for the teen, said Rio Grande City police Chief Dutch Piper.
The transaction raised some eyebrows.
Bank employees told the men they didn’t have that much cash under the mattress.
“Of course, the cashier said no,” Piper said of the man’s attempt to cash in on his services rendered.
A teller called Rio Grande City police, unsure of what to do. The men were still waiting in the lobby, hopeful of a payday, when officers arrived.
Piper said the man’s wife wrote the check to him as a “private joke,” saying it could be cashed once they won the lottery. The memo line on the check noted it was “for the best sex ever,” the chief said.
“I guess the guy took it seriously,” Piper said, laughing.
The pair won’t see a bed behind bars because of the stunt, though. No charges will be filed because they made no threats, nor was the check a forgery.
“We ended up releasing them because the checks were their own,” Piper said.
In his 39 years as a cop, Piper said Wednesday’s casual encounter didn’t quite rise to the level of a “dumb criminal” case.
“They didn’t even make it to that category,” the chief said.
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