Indiana Man Buys New Dodge Ram With Spare ChangeS

It took Paul Brant 13 years to stash away sufficient coinage to obtain a $25,000 Dodge Ram half-ton pickup- this after he bought a pickup/Neon combo with $36,000 in change back in 1994. Sheriff's deputies escorted him to the Dodge dealership, which gives the whole affair the scent of a publicity stunt (in our no-doubt-excessively-cynical view). To make such a feat possible, Mr. Brant had to accumulate an average $5.27 per day in change, seven days a week; he stored his coins in coffee cans, piggy banks, and water jugs. [Associated Press]