Pittsburgh man behind bars after trying to cash a fake $1 million dollar bill

by Kimberly Easton
WPXI News

A Pittsburgh man is jail after police say he tried to pass off a $1 million bill at a local grocery store.
 
Authorities said Samuel Porter handed the bill to a cashier on Saturday.

The cashier refused to take the bill and a manager confiscated it.

That's when police said the man flew into a rage slamming an electronic funds transfer machine into the counter and then reached for a scanner gun.
 
Porter is charged with criminal mischief and forgery.

Authorities believe the bogus bill may have come from a ministry based in Dallas.

Last year, the ministry passed out thousands of religious pamphlets with a picture of President Grover Cleveland on the fake millions.

Since 1969, the $100 bill is the largest note in circulation.