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 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.