Disgruntled man can't pay parking fine with rolls of pennies

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Posted: Aug 13, 2015 9:28 AM

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania borough is putting the brakes on a disgruntled handyman's attempt at paying his $25 parking fine with 50 rolls of pennies.

Chambersburg officials told Justin Greene his passive-aggressive payment of 2,500 pennies wasn't allowed under a federal rule designating the copper coins as small change — not tender for debts greater than 25 cents.

Greene tells Wednesday's Chambersburg Public Opinion (http://bit.ly/1KhEZEX ) he tried paying with pennies because the $25 ticket seemed high for the violation: parking on the wrong side of the street for 10 minutes.

The borough's finance director says Greene could have paid in quarters and dimes instead — just not pennies.

Greene tells the newspaper he still hasn't paid the fine. He says he's still trying to think of another way to inconvenience the borough.

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Information from: Public Opinion, http://www.publicopiniononline.com