Funny Student Pays Parking Fines with 11,000 Pennies to Protest Funding Allocations
That's a lot of pennies!
A student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte paid $110 in parking tickets with 11,000 pennies in protest of how fine money is being spent by officials.
Stephen Coyle appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" and explained that he did not have an issue with the citations, but with the fact that 80 percent of money gathered by traffic fines is redistributed to other public schools instead of keeping it on campus.
"[I] did some Google searching, found out where these fines were actually going. And that's when I really started disagreeing with the issue," Coyle said. "And a joke of paying with pennies turned into a reality."
"I'm fully aware that public schools are in need of public funding themselves, but I just don't think it's the responsibility of the student body to be fulfilling those financial deficits," Coyle explained.
He said he believes that all of the fine money should stay with the university, which needs the funds.
Coyle revealed that he actually had to visit three banks to pick up the 60 pounds in coins for his act of protest.
He sat in the university's parking and transportation services office for nearly four hours while two workers counted every single penny.
Watch the "Fox and Friends Weekend" clip above and let us know what you think in the comments. A penny for your thoughts!