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http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20110606/od_yblog_upshot/penny-offense-man-fined-for-paying-fee-in-pennies

 

 

Penny offense: Man fined for paying fee in pennies

 

No lucky pennies here: Police have charged Jason West, an aggrieved medical patient in Vernal, Utah, with disorderly conduct. His alleged crime? Attempting to pay a disputed medical bill of $25 entirely in pennies.

 

The story, reported in the Salt Lake City Deseret News, describes the "penny offense" this way: West, 38, did not believe he owed the medical clinic $25 but came in to pay the fee in person. He first asked the clinic staff if the facility accepted cash payments, and then dumped 2,500 pennies onto the counter and demanded that they be counted.

 

But West apparently hadn't counted on the clinic calling the police; the arresting officer contended that West's protest served "no legitimate purpose." The charge carries a fine that can go as high as $140--and there's no word as yet on what currency West will use to pay it.

 

West isn't alone in the ranks of penny protesters. A wise guy in Frederick, Maryland, showed up at the county clerk's office last summer with bags of cash to pay off his tax bill with $966.86 in change.

 

And a New Jersey school district a few years back punished 29 students who paid for their $2 school lunches in pennies--possibly as a prank--with two-day detentions. After parents protested, the students were pardoned. The school explained that the use of the small change slowed down the lunch line.

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Go Gadget, GO!

 

 

 

I never knew how much Penny porn there is.

 

NERD PERVERT PEOPLE

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Ha ha, dude was already mad with paying $25, what is he now that he has a much larger fine? :)

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funny shit

 

but if these people had any sense they would get the cases thrown out of court. shit is legal tender show me the law that says you aren't allowed to use pennies to make a payment!!

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all charges on this man should be dropped immediately and he should be given restitution of atleast a thousand dollars. all of which will be promptly payed to him by filling his car full with pennies.

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Australia stopped using 1c and 2c pieces back in 1992, just round everything to the closest 5c.

With rising metal prices, the US penny now costs more to produce than it is worth. Approximately 1.2c to make a single penny. That doesn't make sense to me.

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I paid a bullshit seatbelt ticket in pennies once. They refused to count it in front of me. :)

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