DUNWOODY, Ga. — Dunwoody police responded to the Perimeter Mall following reports a man was trying to use counterfeit money at an Abercrombie & Fitch store in the shopping center.
Quayshon Frazier Hardy, 23, of Camelot Lane, Tucker, was arrested following a foot chase through the mall that spilled out onto Ashford Dunwoody Road. But he faced no charges in connection with the allegations he used counterfeit bills, according to the police report. Officers only charged Hardy with misdemeanor obstruction of officers.
According to the report, mall security guards were already staged around the store when a police officer arrived. When the officer approached Hardy and told him there was a report he had tried to pass off counterfeit money, the man said, “I promise I’m not doing nothing funny.”
Hardy then took off running out of the mall, through the parking lot and across Ashford Dunwoody Road.
A second officer responded and used a stun gun to subdue and take Hardy into custody. After he was nabbed, Hardy said “someone gave it to me,” according to the report.
A store manager told officers Hardy used counterfeit bills to buy about $500 worth of clothing from an Abercrombie & Fitch at the North Point Mall in Alpharetta on Dec. 1 or Dec. 2. The manager said Hardy had done the same thing before at the Mall of Georgia in Buford and had tried to return the merchandise to the Lenox Mall in Atlanta before coming to the Perimeter Center to get a refund.
But that exchange went sour because Hardy’s photo was on the Abercrombie & Fitch asset protection database, the store manager told officers.