CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A central 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.READ MORE: 2 Injured After Stabbing In Pittsburgh's Arlington Heights Neighborhood
Greene tells Wednesday’s Chambersburg Public Opinion he tried paying with pennies because the $25 ticket seemed high for his alleged violation: parking the wrong way for 10 minutes.READ MORE: Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Says Build Back Better Will Help Retrain Workers For Pittsburgh's Jobs Of The Future
Greene says he immediately went home and picked up the rolled coins. A borough clerk pointed out the penny-precluding regulation on a bulletin board.
Greene tells the newspaper he hasn’t paid the fine. He’s trying to think of another way to inconvenience the borough.MORE NEWS: FBI: Dayton Mass Shooter Connor Betts Fantasized About Killing For Years Before 2019 Attack