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Man Pays $25 Dentist Bill With Pennies- Gets Charged

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Have you ever paid for something solely with coins? If you did, I’m sure it cost less than a dollar, because it’s common sense that you just don’t really do that. It’s annoying, unrealistic and, well, just rude. One Utah man doesn’t think so however. He was recently charged with disorderly conduct after attempting to pay a $25 dentist bill with 2,500 pennies, no lie. Apparently he thinks this is acceptable, but I don’t know of any state that would take this as a serious form of payment.

The ballsy man is Jason West of Vernal, Utah, and he angered his dentist after trying to pay a bill that he did not know existed with thousands of pennies. I don’t know where he got all of the pennies or why they were even with him. I don’t know a lot of the details but I do know that this man is off of his rocker if he really thought he could pay the bill with pennies.

After West and the dentist started arguing, the cops were called:

After asking if they accepted cash, West dumped 2,500 pennies onto the counter and demanded that they count it, Campbell said. The pennies were strewn about the counter and the floor.

The incident upset clinic staff, said Campbell, adding that West’s behavior served no legitimate purpose.

With West’s charge of disorderly conduct comes a $140 fine. This could’ve been easily avoided if he just pay the bill in a normal way, like with a check or charge card, but thanks to his arrogance and audacity, now he owes $165. Hopefully he doesn’t even think of paying that with 165,000 pennies!

What do you think of this strange story? Would you ever attempt such a thing?

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