After she was put into custody, a forgery suspect arrested by the Fayetteville Police Department last week managed to eat part of the evidence against her: A phony $4,125 check, police said.

Iyeshu Barbet Dunnigan, 34, of 4344 Ivy Run, Ellenwood, somehow slipped out of her handcuffs and reached into the front of the patrol car to grab the check after she was arrested Wednesday afternoon, according to court documents.

Dunnigan had attempted to purchase a 42-inch plasma television at the Fayette Pavilion Best Buy store, using a fake Virginia identification card, police said. In addition to eating the check, Dunnigan also got the ID card from the front seat of the patrol car and attempted to destroy it, police said.