Man pays traffic fine with 137 dollars folded into origami pigs

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by KHOU

kvue.com

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 9:30 PM

HOUSTON, Texas — A man found a creative way to show cops in Jersey Village just what he thought of a red light camera traffic ticket he got.

He folded 137 dollar bills into origami pigs and then he went to pay his bill in person with the money in two donut boxes.

He recorded his interaction with the clerk, and the video has since gone viral.

"I am not going to take it like that […] the way you have that folded, I’m not going to sit here and unfold all that," said the staff member assisting the driver.

"I think it’s kind of funny," said Michael Kubosh, the attorney who led the fight against red light cams in Houston. "He went down there and went through turning all these dollar bills into pigs. And putting it in a donut box—I think he is making a statement."

The city manager confirms the incident did take place in Jersey Village, and said he was satisfied with the way the staff handled the situation and that traffic laws will continue to be enforced.

The driver finally relented, unfolding the bills himself.

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