An unidentified driver in Adelaide recorded himself paying a $60 parking ticket in five cent coins last Friday. Unfortunately, it appears that the Adelaide city council has the upper hand.
The cashier affirmed that she could not accept the coins, but the fined driver disagreed. A security guard showed up, there was a brief argument, and the fined man left with the words, "I paid. I'm out. Bye. I gave you the money."
News.com.au reports, however, that according to Australian law, anyone can legally refuse payments made with five cent coins for transactions over five dollars. News.com.au also reports that the man's fine is still considered outstanding and his change is being held in a safe.