Man Gets Back at DMV by Paying Car Taxes With 300K Pennies
A Virginia man became frustrated with his local DMV, so he came up with a unique way to get even.
Nick Stafford, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, went to the Lebanon Department of Motor Vehicles Wednesday morning to pay sales tax on two new cars... in pennies.
The $2,987.45 in unrolled pennies weighed more than 1,600 pounds and took five wheelbarrows to transport.
Stafford explained that he was upset with the DMV for not providing him with a phone number to call and answer questions he had about the vehicle purchase and titling process.
He also filed several state records request lawsuits and claims to have spent an additional $1,000 in the process simply “to prove a point.”
According to Stafford’s account, the DMV started counting the pennies using automated coin counting machines, but the machines were jamming so they had to start counting the pennies by hand.
He added that all the DMV employees stayed late - past 6 p.m. - to finish counting.
“If they were going to inconvenience me then I was going to inconvenience them,” he said.