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By Not_you17 / Friday 9 September 2011 04:04 / United States
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What on earth for? What did they cite you with? There's no violation of any law civil or criminal there...

A bucket full of pennies is a perfectly legitimate way to pay. They are legal tender. An idiotic way to pay would be like with sticks of gum.

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you can only pay with pennies for something up to 26 cents.. so they did have the right to arrest you + why would you try to get revenge? it was you fault for not putting enough in the meter. ._.

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Just pay the damn ticket! You don't have to be a punk and cause so much work for the police officers. Not all police officers are idiots. They have work to do and I highly doubt they want to spend their time counting your pennies.

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OP - If you look at similar cases where people were fined for paying in pennies, it was because of their conduct, not the pennies, so you were probably making an ass of yourself. 52 - that was true up until the Coinage Act of 1965, which states that all US coins are legal tender in any amount. Of course, the law doesn't say that they have to be accepted, just that they can't be denied on LEGAL grounds. 112 - Common misconception. There is no limit by law. However, businesses are not REQUIRED

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I have a video about this on my youtube channel about how a guy gets arrested for trying to pay with pennies, please check it out my channel is MehdiVideos369 and the video is called "man commits hideous crime".

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#115, except you're not paying a merchant to pay off a parking ticket. You're paying the government. Legal tender is legal tender. This is a huge FYL.

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if it's apparently against the law to pay with as many pennies as you desire then they should just ban pennies already! everyone hates them. I worked on cash once and 99% of the people said "keep the change" because they didn't want the damn pennies.

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Op's idea of revenge was idiotic. It sounds (doesn't say) like op broke the rolls of pennies and dumped them into a bucket. That had to be a heavy bucket with that many pennies. And if op did dump them out he/she is going to have to roll them all back up to take them back to the bank or find a coin star. Ydi op for an idiotic plan for revenge, way to make more work for yourself.

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Reminds me of the time I had to wait in the line at the grocery store while some asshole paid for a pack of cigarettes in all pennies.

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you should have just kept them in the rolls then they would have had to take them

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I highly doubt banks keep that many pennies on hand. I know the bank I work at doesn't.. Seems like an awful waste of $3500 when they have limits on what they can keep in each bank.

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Of course OP deserves it. How is annoying the cashier, and possibly people waiting behind you, justigiable revenge for your inability to park legally? I'm guessing OP's refusal caused a scene and held up the queue. You do dumb shit, you pay the penalty. Money's money doesn't mean one form is as acceptable as another. If I got paid in pennies or in foreign currency I had to convert, I wouldn't be pleased with the additional hassle.

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I did that to my asshole landlord once. He just looked at me and asked if I was serious. He took it, granted it was only $39 in pennies.

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Fuck the police. Jk they're badasses with their beer bellies and doughnuts. Never touch a cop's doughnut, they gon' taze yo bitch ass down!

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Not only will the cop taze you if you touch his doughnut... He'll GLAZE you afterwards! Tazed AND Glazed! You DOughNUT wanna go there!

What on earth for? What did they cite you with? There's no violation of any law civil or criminal there...

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A bucket full of pennies is a perfectly legitimate way to pay. They are legal tender. An idiotic way to pay would be like with sticks of gum.

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an institution is allowed to refuse payment by coin if the coin value surpasses that of a 'roll'. in this case... 70 rolls. that being said, there is obviously information we are not getting... such as how OP reacted when payment was refused. based on this info and lack of... YDI

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40, they are only legal tender up to a certain point. You can't pay any amount with all forms of money, that's just how it is. It stops stupid people like OP paying stupid amounts with pennies.

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Actually 88, you can, as of about 1965 - However what prevents stupid people like OP from doing things like this is the fact that institutions are not required to accept specific forms of payment unless you've entered into contract stating as such. I could pay for a $10 tab in all $1 bills and be denied, but I won't be. . .Because it's not completely retarded. 108, see above - This was true 60+ years ago, not anymore. But once again legal tender DOES NOT mean it is required to be accepted by an

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You should sue they have to take it i saw a video where they payed a 67 dollar ticket with pennies and the cops showed up and told the place they had to accept because its legal tender

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If it is a debt, any form of legal tender has to be accepted. Being that a ticket involves government institutions and reprimand, any legal tender would have to be accepted anyways. Sue their pants.

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Wow some one is a dick just because we don't put a limit on certain coins doesn't mean we are unintelligent

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You are all very smrt lawyers. I got my legal degrees by listening to random people's random assumptions about the law, too.

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An institution can deny any form of payment they so desire, including coins and bills. The Treasury does not force anyone to accept all forms of legal currency, which is why stores can deny checks and credit cards.

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Yeah a shop is allowed to decline a payment with coins if it exceeds the limit In australia the maximum amount u can pay for $2 is $12 and is less when you go down in value of the coins But Im not sure about the American notes because they have $1 notes but probably similar

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Most shops in Canada won't accept more than a roll worth of loose coins. Being a dick about it will get you arrested on public nuisance charges pretty quickly in a government building.

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OP: "Excuse me officer, that fire hydrant and that red line weren't there when I parked here" Officer: *hands him ticket* "have a good day sir" OP(to self): "I know how I'll get payback muahahaha" ....fails

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People can be really stupid sometimes :/. It annoys me when people freak out at the officers for issuing tickets.

Couple things. What did they site you for? And you let your ignorance control you. Good job holding your ground. 35

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