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British man pays $80 fine in pennies at council office

By Ben Hooper
British man pays $80 fine in pennies at council office
A British man dumps out pennies to pay an $80 fine in Britain. Screenshot: Newsflare

TELFORD, England, July 29 (UPI) -- A British dad fined about $80 for taking his child on a vacation during the school term protested the fee by paying it entirely in pennies.

The man had a friend film as he carried the bags of pennies -- 1-pence and 2-pence pieces -- into his local council office in Telford, England, and dumped them out on a desk.

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"I was fined by the local authority for taking my child on holiday during the term time," the dad wrote. "When I called up to explain there is no specific law, the person on the phone had quite a rude attitude, so I went one better and changed the fine sum into penny pieces." 

"I went into my local council office and tipped the entire amount onto the counter," he wrote.

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