Brett Sanders paid a $212 traffic fine with thousands of pennies in “protest” of a speeding ticket.
Hammered $220 worth of pennies from their rolls and shoveled them into five-gallon buckets, drove to Frisco Municipal Court and dumped all 22,000 coins on the counter
Court’s clerks gathered the pennies and took them to Coinstar locations around town, took three hours to count
“It felt great. It really felt great” – Sanders
Brett hammered $220 worth of pennies from their roll
A Texas man paid a traffic fine with thousands of pennies in “protest” of a speeding ticket.
Brett Sanders believes he did nothing wrong when he was ticketed for driving nine miles per hour over the speed limit in his Frisco neighborhood.
“I didn’t hurt anybody. I didn’t endanger anybody’s life,” he said.
Sanders tried to fight the ticket in court, taking the case to trial where he eventually lost.
“When my fine came due, I just decided I may as well pay with pennies and we’ll make a big spectacle of it,” Sanders said.
Sanders t drove to the Frisco Municipal Court and dumped the coins on the counter.
He hammered $220 worth of pennies from their rolls and shoveled them into five-gallon buckets. Sanders then drove to the Frisco Municipal Court and dumped the coins – all 22,000 – on the counter.
“It felt great. It really felt great,” Sanders said.
Sanders recorded the incident and posted a video on YouTube.
The court’s clerks gathered all the pennies and took them to Coinstar locations around town. They said it took about three hours to count them.
Sanders is now owed money by the city because he overpaid by $7.81.
“I’m just going to go ahead and let them keep that,” he said.
City staff said it’s not against the rules to pay using pennies, but they wouldn’t encourage it. In fact, they say this is the second time in memory someone has paid with pennies.
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