Two local restaurant delivery drivers paid with bogus bucks

(U.S. Secret Service/file)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Temple police were investigating Monday after two local restaurant drivers who made deliveries to the same address on successive nights were paid with counterfeit cash and one was fired on as he chased the man who paid him with the bogus bucks.

Officers responded just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday to the 600 block of South 8th Street after a driver for Dynasty Restaurant reported that a man who paid for a delivery with counterfeit cash fired at him.

When the driver arrived at the address, he discovered the house was vacant and tried unsuccessfully to place a call to the man who placed the $68.13 order.

Just as he was about to drive off, a man walked out from between two houses and yelled at him to stop.

The man told the driver he had ordered the food and paid with a $20 and a $50 bill.

The driver realized as soon as he felt the bills that they were counterfeit, but as he started to say something, the man started running toward the alley with the food.

The driver chased him and as he did, the man pulled out a pistol and fired a shot in his direction.

The delivery driver wasn’t hurt.

Then late Sunday night, a Temple Papa John’s delivery driver was paid with what turned out to be two counterfeit $20 bills after making a delivery to a residence in the 800 block of South 8th Street.

The driver told officers he delivered three pizzas and a two-liter bottle of soda to a home in the 600 block of South 8th Street where a man paid for the food with the two $20 bills.

The driver told officers he later discovered neither had a security strip.