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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Local Official Thinks It’s Uncool To Pay $25 Parking Ticket In Pennies, But Affirms Man’s Right To Do So

A Pennsylvania man who was rebuffed when he tried to pay a $25 parking ticket he owed to his borough entirely in pennies should’ve been able to use those coins, a local official said, but really, it was kind of rude for him to do so.

The handyman had found the $25 ticket on his work truck, after he parked it the wrong way on a street while he was picking up some tools at a house for about 10 minutes, he told the Chambersburg Public Opinion, and was annoyed at the amount.

“I just thought the amount of the ticket was ridiculous. I wasn’t parked at a hydrant, wasn’t blocking traffic or emergency vehicles,” he said.

He decided to use coins to tick someone off.

“I work too hard for my money and thought it would be fun to get back at someone, inconvenience them like they inconvenienced me,” he told the paper.



Anonymous said...

He got a ticket for breaking the law , pay it and shut the hell up.

Anonymous said...

I remember a few of us kids using pennies at JMB High to pay for lunch(in retaliation for the lunch cashiers posting signs that they wouldn't accept bills of $10 or more). They tried to get us in trouble, and I was sent to the Principal's office...of course once I mentioned the Coinage Act of 1965, he had a good laugh.

Knowledge is power, and those poor lunch cashiers were left counting a brown lunch bag full of loose pennies ;)

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious! I'm team Pennsylvania handyman on this one. Pennies are a part of our currency and they spend the same way as any other coin, they just have a smaller face value. Yes he was parked illegally but he still opted to pay his fine. They should be grateful he paid instead of bitching about his choice of payment.

Anonymous said...

I see nothing wrong with what he did and do not think it was rude either. Pennies are money - they want the ticket paid, he paid it. Count the pennies!!

Anonymous said...

Look through those 2500 pennies and you'll find some that are worth a lot more than 1 cent.

Anonymous said...

The collection agent should have taken, with a smile, those pennies and put $25 from their own pocket in bills into the register, then cashed in on the coppers and collectibles.
When you get lemons, make lemonade.

Anonymous said...

I guess the person that takes the money was interrupted from their porn surfing to count the pennies.