What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? IN
My husband went in to McDonalds for food and gave them a $10.00 bill that was counterfeit (which he didn't know it was). The staff didn't let him know that they were detaining him until the police could get there. They kept telling him they had to fix the juice machine and he would have to wait. The police came (5 of them) and took him out in the parking lot and handcuffed him and placed him under temporary arrest. He told them he must of received the bill from his work. After detaining him for approximately 30 minutes, they let him go and said a detective would be contacting him (which never has). This incident happened about 3 weeks ago. It was embarrassing for him. I want to know if it is legal for McDonalds to call the police and if the police had a right to handcuff him? Would he have a legal suit against either one of them? We asked a friend that works at a bank and he said they can't even get you arrested for passing a counterfeit bill. Thank you.