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Cops: Man Bought Pizza with Bogus $20 Bill

Suspect flees; police find him nearby hiding beneath car.

Nassau County Police (Credit: Jason Molinet)
Nassau County Police (Credit: Jason Molinet)
A Brooklyn man used a bogus $20 bill to buy pizza in Hicksville but was captured nearby hiding under a car, Nassau Police said.

Steven M. Baez, 28, of Avenue X, Brooklyn, passed the counterfeit twenty-dollar note to make a purchase at Pizza Cafe on Broadway just about 8 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Baez fled the scene on foot. Police were alerted and quickly located him hiding beneath a car on Chatham Court in Hicksville. He was placed under arrest without incident, police said

Baez is charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime or any similar crimes to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.


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