No one likes getting a traffic or parking ticket. But when YouTube user Bacon Moose, found out that his municipality charged a 5% credit card processing fee, he decided to make a statement by paying his $137 fine with 137 individually folded origami pigs.
A Protest Of Origami Pigs?!
Protesting what he calls “a town where the cops (and absurd redlight cameras) are pretty much a money trap,” Bacon Moose, spent 4+ hours folding 137 individual dollar bills into origami pigs. He then put the pigs into 2 Dunkin’ Donuts boxes and delivered them to his local Municipal Court.
And thanks to a hidden camera, the entire incident was caught camera. Since being uploaded to YouTube last week, the video has gotten over 700k views.
“Yes, I know the video kinda sucks. I stuffed a phone sideways in my t-shirt pocket and just let it run while I was there,” Bacon Moose posted on his YouTube page. It “was kinda difficult to aim it.”
Origami Pigs Still Legal Tender?
Should the police have accepted the origami pigs as legal tender or was Bacon Moose just being a wise ass? Please post a comment below.
Also here’s a video tutorial on how to fold the origami pigs. It might come in handy for your next traffic ticket.
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Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.