Man Protests Speeding Ticket By Paying For It In Pennies

A man in Frisco, Texas used 22,000 pennies to pay for a $212 speeding ticket fine recently and the event was also captured on video.

As the saying goes, a penny saved is a penny earned.

Brett Sanders, a resident of Frisco Texas, recently called a local bank and asked for 22,000 pennies from his account to pay for his $212 speeding ticket, according to KTVU.

Sanders was given the fine for driving 9 miles over the speed limit in a location near his neighborhood.

 "I was convicted by a jury for driving 39 in a 30 and was subject to $212,” Sanders said.

The video shows Sanders placing the thousands of pennies into buckets and he then takes the coins to a municipal court house.

Sanders did not agree with the reason he received a speeding ticket calling in unfair and in return, he gave the court his buckets of pennies with the words “extortion money” on the buckets, according to Today.

It took the clerks at the courthouse three hours to count all of the pennies and deposit them.

In the end, Sanders ended up overpaying the local municipal court by $7.81 in which he decided to let the court keep the overpaid money.

Even though it’s a pain for the person on the other end to count all of the coins, maybe many of us will consider paying for our expenses with coins and have a little bit of a lighter wallet in our coin section at the end of the day. 

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