By DAVE McMILLION
9:31 PM EDT, April 29, 2013
Police chased three men through a parking lot at Hagerstown Premium Outlets on Monday afternoon and a Maryland State Police cruiser was rammed after police responded to the shopping outlets as part of counterfeit investigation, a Maryland State Police spokesman said.
Authorities received complaints about counterfeit money being passed at stores in the Premium Outlets, Sgt. R. Embly said.
Police responded to the Premium Outlets at 12:30 p.m. and became involved in the pursuit of three men, Embly said.
One of the men was caught on foot by the sheriff’s office, Embly said.
The two other men fled from police in a vehicle and when a state police officer tried to stop the vehicle, one of the men driving the car rammed the cruiser in the parking lot, Embly said.
The two men in the car were taken to Meritus Medical Center for minor injuries, Embly said.
The state police officer driving the cruiser that was rammed was not hurt, Embly said.
Embly said later Monday afternoon he did not have any information about identities of the three men or any charges against them because officials were still working on the case.
The Secret Service is involved in the investigation, Embly said.
Embly said there were complaints of counterfeit bills being passed at about five or six businesses Monday, including at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant, Embly said.