VIDEO: Banana fraudster slips up in America

No compo for this guy!

VIDEO: Banana fraudster slips up in America

No compo for this guy!

A man accused of staging a fall on a banana skin in a US metro station lift has been charged with fraud.

Washington Metro says 42-year-old Maurice Owens sued the transit agency for 15,000 dollars (€11,023), claiming he injured his left leg and hip in a fall at the Potomac Avenue station in August.

Surveillance video shows Owens dropping a banana peel.

He steps on the peel as the lift door opens, and the video shows him appearing to thrust himself forward and falling to the ground.

The claim against Metro was thrown out, and Owens has been charged with felony second-degree fraud. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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