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Sometimes it’s best not to take “show me the money” literally.

A Buffalo man said he was in the bathroom at an Elmwood Avenue bar early Saturday morning when another bar patron – a 40-year-old man from Amherst – asked that he show him $500.

When the Buffalo man pulled the money out of his pocket, the Amherst man punched him in the face and took the cash, according to police.

Johnny Gutierrez, of Glenhaven Road, Amherst, was arrested in a car on West Utica Street. Police said the money was found hidden behind the glove compartment of the car.

Gutierrez was charged with robbery, assault and harrassment.