Because government is absolutely ridiculous, a Virginia man had to file a Freedom of Information Act request just to get the direct number to his local DMV. So when it came time to pay the sales tax on two cars, he made sure to pay entirely in pennies:
Nick Stafford carted the pennies into the DMV in five wheelbarrows Wednesday. The coins weighed 1,600 pounds.
“If they were going to inconvenience me, then I was going to inconvenience them,” he told the Bristol Herald Courier.
The paper reported that Stafford became incensed in September when he attempted to call the Lebanon DMV and was routed to a call center in faraway Richmond.
That led Stafford to file three lawsuits after he couldn’t get the phone numbers of nine local DMV offices. On Tuesday a judge dismissed the cases after an attorney for the DMV gave Stafford the numbers, the paper reported.
Stafford paid 11 of his employees $440 to help him unroll the 298,745 pennies required to pay the $2,987.14 in sales tax he owed the DMV after purchasing two new cars with cash. The five wheelbarrows cost him another $400. He also bought the domain name LebanonDMV.com and set it to redirect to his company website.
Not all heroes wear capes.