Man cited after paying bill with 2,500 pennies

Full story: El Paso Times

A Utah man has been cited on a charge of disorderly conduct after paying for a disputed medical bill with 2,500 pennies.
1 - 6 of 6 Comments Last updated Jun 5, 2011
So What

El Paso, TX

#1 Jun 5, 2011
And if he comes back and pays with 14,000 pennies, then what?
james russell ret

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 5, 2011
he shoulda taken it in and left it requesting a receipt for the pennies. Shoudna dropped them all over the place. Always ticks off the Mormans.

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 5, 2011
Cute story. However, there is no coin in the U.S. monetary system called a "penny". We're on a decimal coinage system, in which the smallest discrete coin is a "cent". And the AP knows this ...

United States

#4 Jun 5, 2011
That's great! Money is money! 100 pennies, 4 quarters, a dollar bill, it all equals a dollar! I'd do the same thing when paying the city back! Great mind thinking!


Since: Jun 07

Wherever I am

#5 Jun 5, 2011
Example of a "police state" at it's finest.

Since: Aug 09

Tappahannock, VA

#6 Jun 5, 2011
They called the coppers on him, but as defense attorney I am betting he can ductile the charges and then conduct himself better in the future.

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