Carolina Beach Man Arrested for Phony Money

CAROLINA BEACH -- Police say a man tried to pay for his groceries with counterfeit bills Saturday night, but he didn't get away with it.

Employees at the Food Lion were suspicious when 35-year-old Brian Brinton handed them the bills, police said. When the employees questioned Brinton, he ran away, leaving the money behind.

Carolina Beach police arrested Brinton on Cape Fear Boulevard. They say he admitted making the fake cash.

Reported by Kelli O'Hara