Frank Gilberti thought that his traffic ticket was "non-cents." He noticed that the Bloomfield, New Jersey, municipal court accepts cash to pay the fine, so he decided to pay with real cents: $56 in pennies!
That's when he got into more trouble:
"I went to the bank and got $56 worth of rolled pennies and went down to the court house and they refused to take it. They had told me to bring cash. I was under the assumption this was cash."
Non-cents? Not really. Pennies are legal tender. In fact, at the courthouse WCBS-TV found a sign saying cash is accepted. That's why the Nutley resident said he fought back, calling the court and convincing workers there to take his pennies.
But the 22-year-old said there was a condition -- that he write his driver's license number on each roll. "I simply asked them if I would have to do just this if I were handing in $56 bill. Would I have to write my driver's license number on each bill? They had no response," Gilberti said.
And even more shocking he said: "Then I found out there was a warrant out for my arrest."