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Police: Man tries to pass counterfeit bill at auto salvage yard

Suspect pulled knife on Harry's U Pull It employee.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - An Allentown man tried to pass a fake $100 bill at an Allentown used auto parts company, police said.

The incident happened on Monday around 9:30 a.m. at Harry's U Pull It at 1213 N. Plymouth Street

According to police documents, 54-year-old Victor MB Gonzales of 420 N. Railroad Street picked out items to buy at Harry's, then tried to pay for them with a counterfeit $100.

Harry's employee Neil Wolf told Gonzales that the bill was fake and he'd have to call the police, documents show, and Gonzales tried to pay with another bill, which was not accepted.

Gonzales told Wolf he was not going to wait for police, and forced his way through a secured gate, discarding two more counterfeit bills by the gated area, police said.

Wolf tried to stop Gonzales from going to his car, police said, and Gonzales pulled a knife from his waist and threatened to cut Wolf.

Police said Wolf was able to take the knife away from Gonzales.

Police arrested Gonzales on Monday and charged him with forgery, simple assault, and harassment.

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