After his debit card was declined at Applebee's, a man tried to pay for his solo Valentine's Day lunch with a $1 trillion bill.

But non-trillionaire Michael Williams, 53, failed to convince the staff of the Sumter, South Carolina location that he was actually the richest human being on Earth. They called the police.

Williams was booked on an unrelated contempt of court charge and ordered to pay a $262 fine, preferably using real money.

Sumter police are still investigating the incident.

[H/T: WIS TV, Photo: Joe Monin/Flickr]