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Man Pays Disputed Bill With 2,500 Pennies

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From the weird news files comes a story out of Vernal, Utah about a man who was charged with disorderly conduct for paying a bill with 2,500 pennies.

Thirty-eight-year-old Jason West had some issues with a $25 bill a local clinic claimed he owed, so last month he went to the establishment and, after learning it did indeed accept cash, dumped all of his Abraham Lincolns on a counter and ordered officials to count it. The Pennies were strewn all over the counter and on the floor as well.

The police chief said West’s actions served “no legitimate purpose” and upset people working in the clinic. Employees called police, who later found and cited West.

I agree the way he went about it was wrong, if he had a beef, I see nothing wrong with paying in pennies. It’s a nice way to stick it to them if he was truly wronged. He shouldn’t have dumped them all over the counter though. He should have just given them the bag and gone on his merry way.

If convicted, West could be fined $140. Makes me wonder if he would try the same thing again. Does he have that many pennies??

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