Rebel without a car gets revenge on towing company

5 August 2009

Five tourists were beheaded in a busy shopping mall today by an individual who later identified himself to local media as the Jackal of Blood. The murderer escaped without been challenged, and police have been accused of reacting too slowly to 911 calls from the scene.

Meanwhile on the other side of town, it took three police officers to recall exactly what the law was concerning legal tender, as they attempted to help some goofball frat boy holding 8,800 pennies.

[Break] via [The Consumerist]

TOPICS:   Banking   Motoring

7 comments

  • fu m.
    don't try this in the UK http://www.royalmint.com/corporate/policies/legal_tender_guidelines.aspx
  • fu m.
    also... $88 for a towing? thats like £45. bloke got clamped round here the other day was £110
  • Junkyard
    Yeah, that might have been funny, who knows, I sure as hell ain't watching ten minutes of it. Odd though, I would like to hear more about that Jackal of Blood thing, but I can't find it on any of the news sites.
  • Mike
    In american if theyre a private company the dont have to accept all legal tender "This statute means that all United States money as identified above are a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor. There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise."
  • zeddy
    @Mike: was their policy clear, unambiguous and available for viewing?
  • Mike
    That's not their policy, that's the federal law, Coinage Act of 1965, they're refering to. However the US treasury says it doesnt apply to private companies. Their maybe countless other laws that say the similar things tho.
  • Spending B.
    [...] Bugger. If there’s one thing Bitterwallet has excelled at, it’s petty-mindedness. If you’ve ever wanted to take revenge on your bank for treating you like a teenager’s special sock, or stick it to The Man, we’ve backed you all the way. For example, Andy has long been a fan of wasting the time of financial institutions and yesterday we brought you news of US police officers forcing a towing company to accept a fine in pennies. [...]

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