A man from Utah has been charged with disorderly conduct after paying for a disputed medical bill with 2,500 pennies.
Jason West is reported to have gone to Basic Clinic in Vernal on May 27 prepared to dispute an outstanding $25 bill. After asking the staff members whether they accepted cash, he dumped 2,500 pennies on the counter and demanded that they count them.
Assistant Vernal Police Chief Keith Campbell says that the incident upset the staff because the pennies were thrown all over the counter and floor and his action served no legitimate purpose.
He was later handed a citation by the police for disorderly conduct. This carries a fine of as much as $140 or 14,000 pennies.