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November 27, 2013
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Video: Man charged with fraud after staging banana peel fall

A surveillance camera mounted inside the elevator proved the slip was a scam

NBC Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A man is facing fraud charges after police say he staged a fall on a banana peel he placed on the ground of a D.C. Metro station.

Investigators say Maurice Owens filed a $15,000 lawsuit against WMATA, claiming he injured his left leg and hip after slipping on a banana peel left inside an elevator at the Potomac Avenue Metro station back in August.

But a surveillance camera mounted inside the elevator told a different story.

Full Story: Police: Man Charged With Fraud After Staging Banana Peel Fall






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