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Man pays for speeding ticket with buckets of pennies

Chump change.


Peter Bd

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 1, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 4:37 pm CDT

So you’re on your way to an event, and you make a wrong turn. Rather than make a legal U-turn, you go full badass and do something like this:

You pat yourself on the back for successfully completing the sick maneuver with getting caught, put your roof down, and blast your favorite song on the radio.

But little did you know that a cop was watching you the whole time and is about to ruin your day. You’re one minute away from your destination and look in your rearview mirror to see this:

The cop gives you a $200 ticket for speeding, making an illegal U-turn, and playing Michelle Branch at a decibel level that is far too high. The whole time the cop is speaking, you can’t get a word in edgewise. You want to tell him that you weren’t speeding, that the U-turn you made was nbd, and that Michelle Branch is one of the most underrated musicians of all time. But the whole time you’re just like:

You reluctantly pay the the ticket online the next day, wondering why the system is rigged to punish upstanding citizens who commit minor traffic offenses. 

Well, maybe next time you won’t. Because you’re about to be inspired by a man who did what all of us wish we could do when we get slapped with a traffic fine that’s too damn high:

Yes, this Texas bro named Brett paid for his $212 speeding ticket with more than 22,000 pennies and didn’t think twice about doing so. How brave of him to look the system in the eye and say, “Fuck you system!” How patient he must of him to count out all of those pennies—because, seriously, that must’ve taken a very long time. 

So thanks, Brett, for showing us that we can make life a little harder for the people who make our lives harder. Paying in pennies is just the beginning of the revolution.

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*First Published: Jun 1, 2016, 3:18 pm CDT