A man named Matthew Lemm is an owner of Lockside Steakhouse, from Cannock, Staffordshire, decided to settle a fine with a car boot full of 120,000 one pence pieces weighing in at almost half a tonne.
The 39-year-old stashed the coppers into the boot of a white Ford Mustang.
According to Daily Mail: “The business owner arranged with a bailiff to pay ‘every single penny’ of the six-year-old debt and withdrew 120,000 coins from Barclays Bank in Walsall, West Midlands, to settle the bill.”
Matthew told Birmingham Mail: “I received a call from the bailiffs out of the blue.”
“They told me that they were acting on behalf of the court and told me to pay debt over the phone.”
“He said if I didn’t pay then he would go round to my address, which wasn’t even mine, and would start removing goods that day.”
“I rang up to pre-order the coins the day before,” he said. “Luckily, we deal with the bank daily and they didn’t even ask why we needed all the coins – they just handed them over.
“I told them I have every last penny of it and I do have every last penny. Unfortunately for him, though, it’s in 1ps.
“Because I’m a legitimate businessman I want a receipt, which means my man is going to have to count it.”
“[The bailiff] said he would have a locksmith [to] my home and take my possessions on the day that he called me… a little bit extreme.
“I’ve done this to prove a point – this kind of experience can be a scary thing.”
Matthew got a lot of praise from people who have seen his post and the video.
One person commented: “I was in stitches when I saw his face. I can’t believe you had the balls to do it – proper class stuff.”
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