Jeff Waters apparently told police that bought the empty check off a homeless man and he want to open up an underwater Italian restaurant

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Somebody acquire this dude top top Shark Tank. Just wait until you hear his restaurant pitch.

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In late April, Jeff Waters strolled casually right into a bank of America in Jacksonville. (Raise your hand if you room surprised at every to hear that our story takes ar in Florida. No one? Good.) He presented a check for the lot of $368 exchange rate made out to cash.

And this is when the story gets yes, really weird.

Apparently Waters bought a empty U.S. Financial institution of Idaho examine from the '90s turn off of a homeless guy named Tito because that 100 bucks. An excellent ol' Tito said Waters that he can make that examine out to any type of amount he wanted, and also Jeff to be going to go big. He can have written simply $10 million and be collection for life. Yet no. He went for the billions.

Why so lot money? He necessary the very certain amount the hooch to achieve his life-long dream.

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"It's constantly been my dream to very own the ideal Italian restaurant in the earth," Waters apparently told police. "I'm 10% Italian. Cooking authentic Italian food is in mine blood. I had planned to make the restaurant 80 million square feet and able to accommodated (sic) 30 million eaters in ~ once, to add it was gonna be totally underwater so human being could look at sharks while they ate."

How awesome does the sound?! one underwater Italian restaurant that seats 30 million people? optimal that, Bobby Flay.

Unfortunately, the financial institution totally rained ~ above his parade and also refused come cash the check. Shocker.

"The financial institution wouldn't provide me mine money they fan me," Waters said. "Tito said the inspect was an excellent for any type of amount I want to write it for. For this reason blame Tito, not me. I'm as chaste as a schoolgirl."

The police found both bathtub salts and also Chinese throw stars on "innocent college girl" Waters as soon as they arrested him because that forgery, which us think is the simple starter kit for restaurant entrepreneurs.

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