Sunday, June 5, 2011

Penny-wise and pound-foolish

Okay I get it.  He shouldn't have dumped the pennies all over the place.

But still, I bet he derived some satisfaction from doing it.  I'm not condoning it I'm just saying i bet he did.

Utah Man Cited For Trying to Pay $25 Doctor’s Bill in Pennies

VERNAL, Utah - A Utah man has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly trying to pay a disputed doctor's bill in pennies, the Deseret News reported Friday.
Police said 38-year-old Jason West went to a clinic in Vernal, Utah, on May 27 to dispute an outstanding bill for $25.

"After asking if they accepted cash, West dumped 2,500 pennies onto the counter and demanded that they count it," Vernal Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell said. "The pennies were strewn about the counter and the floor."

West left the office as employees told him they were calling the police.

Officers eventually found West and cited him for disorderly conduct, an infraction with a potential fine of $140.