No pocket money: Man delivers 298,745 money to the DMV

Nick Stafford is waiting on the line at the local DMV with five wheelbarrows full of pennies. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier)

A Virginia man who had a beef with the Department of motor Vehicles arranged vat invoice with 298,745 pennies.

Employees at the DMV office in Lebanon, in the countryside in the southwest of Virginia, had to spend hours counting pennies by hand when the coin-counting machine jammed.

Nick Stafford carted the pennies in the DMV in five wheelbarrows Wednesday. The coins weighed more than 1,600 pounds.

“If they were going to inconvenience me, I was going to inconvenience them,” he told the Bristol Herald Courier.

The paper reported that Stafford was incensed in September when he tried to call the Lebanon DMV and was forwarded to a call center in the far Richmond.

That led Stafford to file three lawsuits, after he could not get the phone numbers of the nine local DMV offices. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed the case after a lawyer for the DMV gave Stafford the numbers, the paper reported.

Stafford paid in 11 people a total of $440, to scatter the pennies from their roles with hammers.

The carts, costing him another $400.

Stafford says he owes the DMV $2,987.14 in the sales tax after the purchase of two new Suvs with cash.



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