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Old 05-29-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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What a jerk, like the cop who gave him the ticket even cares how he pays. It was probably a residential area, there's no excuse for speeding that much through there
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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I worked at a court for years taking people's money for tickets and traffic fines. ..One man did this to us too...not as many and they were mixed coins...our Court Administrator refused it unless it was rolled...he left. .no scene..didn't put it all over the media etc..came back with bills....Places have signs they won't accept anything higher than a $20 bill.



While federal law states that coins are legal tender, it does not compel anyone to accept them. If a business doesn't want to take pennies — or a $100 bill, for that matter — it has a legal right to refuse them.

From an article in Time Magazine. .
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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Joke's on him since he didn't even use his own pennies - he went to a bank and bought rolls that he had to break apart. It is too bad though that our taxpayer money has to go to someone having to count it out. If it was me I'd make HIM count it out when he was paying...THAT would be hilarious!
No....I'd count it and make sure he had to stay so there was no question that the count was right......then I'd start counting "one, two, three..." slowly and when I got to around 2000 or so mess up and say "damn....I screwed up and lost count......welp....here we go again......one, two, three...." Then after eight hours of this I have to end for the day since it was time to leave work and tell him we'd pick up counting the next morning.....cut to next day: "well what do you know .....I lost count again.....oh well.....one, two, three...."
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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No....I'd count it and make sure he had to stay so there was no question that the count was right......then I'd start counting "one, two, three..." slowly and when I got to around 2000 or so mess up and say "damn....I screwed up and lost count......welp....here we go again......one, two, three...." Then after eight hours of this I have to end for the day since it was time to leave work and tell him we'd pick up counting the next morning.....cut to next day: "well what do you know .....I lost count again.....oh well.....one, two, three...."
I like this idea a lot.
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:54 PM
 
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Sanders actually overpaid by $7.81. He said the city can keep it.
LOL.

63 in a 50 zone.
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:08 PM
 
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I did the same thing many years ago. The town cop threw me in jail until I had the pennies counted and rolled. Fortunately, the fine was only $10.
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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They have penny machines at most banks. They just dump them in in buckets. No big deal.
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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What an a-wipe.

He receives a fine pursuant to the penal code--then takes it out on the clerical help.

That said, the staff is there for 8 or 9 hours, so it was essentially all in a day's work. One can only hope that someone invited him to have a seat for however long it took one clerk to count the change--just to be sure it was correct.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:17 PM
 
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Like it or not, pennies are legal US tender.

Many years ago, my local utility co. was granted a rate hike. Many folks saw their rates go WAY up. One person tried to pay with, if I recall, 14,630 pennies. In a wheelbarrow. $146.30 was the bill. People at the payment office refused to accept this method.

Later, in court......

Judge said that the utility co. HAD to accept that form of payment. Like I said above.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:15 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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30 mph usually means residential and I think the fines should be really high.

Pennies are money. Money is money.
30 MPH is the speed limit on most secondary roads in the area that I live. There are a few scattered 35 mph zones in Rye Brook, a few 40 mph zones in Harrison, White Plains and New Rochelle but otherwise it's 30, ven on four-lane commercial roads.

It is policing for cash.
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