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Vehicle Drags Tiger Mart Attendant Following Counterfeit Bill Incident

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a gas station attendant at the Short Hills Tiger Mart Exxon in Livingston realized that a $100 bill he received and made change for was fake, Livingston police said the female driver sped away with the attendant still hanging onto the vehicle after he leaned in to retrieve the $80 in change he gave her.

According to police, the driver pulled up to the pumps at the station, located at 649 South Orange Avenue, on Sunday at approximately 4:30 p.m. and asked for $20 worth of gas. She handed the attendant a $100 bill and was given four $20 bills as change before the attendant realized that the $100 bill was fake.

The vehicle sped off and continued east on South Orange Avenue with the attendant holding on, partially inside the vehicle and unable to release himself from it, police said. The driver slowed at the Old Short Hills Road intersection, where police said the attendant was able to let go and fall to the roadway.

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According to police, the driver threw the money and counterfeit bill out the window, and the attendant sustained minor cuts and abrasions from the incident. 

A witness followed the driver to the Old Short HiIls Road intersection and assisted the attendant back to the Exxon Station, police said. The attendant was medically treated by the Livingston First Aid Squad.

This investigation is ongoing and an arrest is pending.

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