A St. Petersburg man was arrested Friday after police said he attacked a restaurant employee who caught him paying with fake money.
Michael Brenden Stansel, 27, faces charges of felony battery and using counterfeit currency, Kenneth City police said.
Early Friday afternoon, police said Stansel tried to pay with two fake bills at the Season Chinese Restaurant on 66th Street N. After a female employee noticed and chased him into the parking lot, Stansel grabbed her arm and punched her in the face, according to reports.
A St. Petersburg police detective saw the incident and immediately arrested Stansel. He remained at the Pinellas County Jail Saturday in lieu of $12,500 bail.