Police in Royal Oak, Michigan Assault Man for Paying Ticket with Pennies
“A man in Michigan was attacked by court officers after attempting to pay a fine in pennies–and then he defecated himself–according to his attorney. Earlier this year, Anthony Sevy was issued a parking ticket by the Royal Oak Police Department. In February he entered Royal Oak’s 44th District Court and initially attempted to pay the $10 fine.
When told that he would have to pay an additional $1.75 surcharge on top of the fine for using his credit card, Sevy left without paying. Some time passed and Sevy tried again. Apparently none too pleased with the surcharge–and in the spirit of symbolic protest–Sevy recently re-entered that court building and attempted to pay his fine again.
This time he tried to use pennies. The method of payment didn’t seem to go over well with the court officer, who didn’t allow Sevy to use his pennies to pay and then exchanged words with Sevy before he left for the second time. Sevy’s attorney, Jonathan Marco said, in an interview with the local Fox affiliate: As he was leaving the court house with his back to the officer, the court officer began to choke him out, grabbing him, brought him to the ground. Mr. Sevy passed out and defecated himself…I don’t think anyone paying in penny rolls, whether it’s a preferred thing to do for a court clerk, warrants this type of assaultive behavior and violation of constitutional rights.”
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