A man in Adelaide, Australia was understandably perturbed after getting a $60 parking ticket. Rather than just pay his fine and carry on with the day, he opted to make life difficult for the folks at the Adelaide City Council, by giving them $60 in nickels to count through. Not the nicest gesture in the world, but we understand his frustration (and kind of admire his audacity).

According to The Telegraph, though, the council has no obligation to accept payment in coins, and is currently holding the man's change in a safe. His fine is still outstanding. Take a look below for the video, and experience some Aussie indigence in the first-person view.


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      creamwobbly
      • 1 Year Ago
      This doesn't have the same class as the chap in the UK who, in response to a photograph of his vehicle from a speed camera, sent a photograph of the money as "payment".
      Camaroman101
      • 1 Year Ago
      didn't someone try this with pennies in the u.s?
        Karl_T
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Camaroman101
        One did a few months ago. And since the ticket was from a judgement he was charged with contempt of court for his little stunt. I believe it cost him something like $225 extra in fines.
        Captain Pesky
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Camaroman101
        Yes they did. In Tallahassee, Florida someone did years ago. I'm sure other people have too, but there is a youtube video. It also cost more than $60 since it was a towed car. Go Noles.
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Camaroman101
        I personally know someone (here in Florida) that paid a parking ticket in pennies. And yes, they accepted the payment, and he felt a little better because of it... despite having to carry 2,500 pennies into the parking enforcement office. Haha! :)
      G. King
      • 1 Year Ago
      You are all missing the point. The city is chasing revenue. The man is obviously upset with the tax being placed on him by his government. He is paying the fine in legal tender. They should take the money and stfu. It costs them nothing to have the coins counted and deposited in their bank account, any commercial account can receive coin as payment. The counter girl is just being sanctimonious and mostly LAZY! Count the coins lady, put them in your bank bag....IT'S YOUR ******* JOB!
      PTC DAWG
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess just paying attention to the parking rules is too much to ask.
        avconsumer2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @PTC DAWG
        Cause there aren't any stupid / shady / unmarked "no parking" zones or crooked meter maids. Nope.
      56Jalopy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just drop them in a coin counter at the bank!
        avconsumer2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @56Jalopy
        You're asking a government worker to go above and beyond... possibly out of their way... are you mad?
      Suzq044
      • 1 Year Ago
      Okay, dude parks illegally, and essentially throws a tempertantrum because he got caught & owes 60$. Really? This should not EVEN be news. This guy probably thinks it was their fault he got the ticket. I feel bad for the person who got stuck dealing with this jackass. If you can afford to park like a jackass, you can afford to pay the ticket given.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Suzq044
        [blocked]
        Suzq044
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Suzq044
        edit - Although I suppose that's why the traffic-court (only been to one) that i've been to, says no cash. That explains a bit. lol
      rlog100
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish we can get a Republican in the White House again so all this adoration for government rules goes away.
        Jake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rlog100
        The Republicans and Democrats are equally useless and self-serving politicians. Can't see that it'd make a difference.
        paqza
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rlog100
        The Conservatives won in Australia, moron.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Actually have NO sympathy for parking violators. They are the absolute worst bunch.
        anonymous guy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        I agree. If any place has restrictions on parking, it's posted. You park there, you take your chances. Just like speeding. The limit is posted. You get caught, accept the punishment.
          ZOZ
          • 1 Year Ago
          @anonymous guy
          I disagree with the speeding part; that one is just to make mopney with unreasonable limits. However parking limits are usually based on actual needs of the society.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        [blocked]
        Healthy Chap
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        You know, there are places that have conflicting signage. And the degree/level of violation is relative. For instance here you can't legally park on the road from the start of December to the end of April. Last year it was 20°C outside in April and there were absolutely no snow banks left, yet parking agents still had the audacity, with the municipal government's blessing to still enforce the no parking law put into place so that (in theory) it's easier for city worker to clear the streets. Even if we were talking a 3-7 minute "violation".
      Cody
      • 1 Year Ago
      That guy is acting like a butt. I get the frustration but his attitude with dealing with the problem is completely uncivilized and unprofessional. Not to mention unethical.
      Fun Bus
      • 1 Year Ago
      What an arsehole, i hope he gets further prosecution for acting like that and not actually paying the fine
      kosmo69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Coins are legal tender issued by the Commonwealth. They are legit as bills. So what the F is the issue?
        elanjacobs
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kosmo69
        A payment of coins is a legal tender throughout Australia if it is made in Australian coins, but this is subject to some restrictions about how much can be paid in coin. According to the Currency Act 1965 (section 16) coins are legal tender for payment of amounts which are limited as follows: Not exceeding 20c if 1c and/or 2c coins are offered (these coins have been withdrawn from circulation, but are still legal tender); Not exceeding $5 if any combination of 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c coins are offered; and Not exceeding 10 times the face value of the coin if $1 or $2 coins are offered. The above is quoted from the Reserve Bank of Australia website.
      RobG
      • 1 Year Ago
      This sort of thing will continue to happen (and I hope it continues to happen even more frequently) until governments finally figure out it's time to stop raping their citizens for every last cent they can get.
        paqza
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RobG
        Or he could have just not parked where he wasn't supposed to.
          dohc73
          • 1 Year Ago
          @paqza
          Yeah paqza, that make work for a towny like yourself who only lives in the confines of a nice little suburban stripmall town, but in a big city, where numerous multiple rules apply and the transit police have the power to ticket you from a distance like in NYC, you'd think quite differently. Trust me, it's a huge revenue builder for cities because they know the people who own cars have the money and will pay their tickets. Who else will they ticket? The poor guy from the projects walking on the street?
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