MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police arrested a man who they say threatened to rob and shoot up a store after they refused to give him change for a counterfeit bill.
According to reports, on January 3, officers responded to a panic alarm at the 1100 block of Sycamore View Road. The suspect, Obtavius Gillium, went to the location and asked the clerk to give him change.
Gillium handed the clerk a $100 bill with the words ‘copy money’ on the front, police say. The clerk refused to give Gillium change, and the two got into a verbal argument.
Gillium threatened to rob and shoot up the business if he did not get his money. He then made a phone call and placed one hand in his pocket. This caused the clerk to press the panic alarm, reports say.
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MPD Officers arrived and took Gillium into custody. His bond was set at $25,000, and he will appear in court on February 21.