Texas man arrested for paying tax in $1 bills


A man in Texas has been arrested whereas attempting to pay his tax in $1 bills for “disrupting the operation and efficiency” of the native tax workplace.

Timothy Norris, 27, was attempting to pay his $600 property tax at a tax workplace in Wichita Falls, Texas, final Wednesday when he was advised to go away the workplace by Tax Assessor Collector Tommy Smyth. Smyth accused Norris of making a disturbance and disrupting the effectivity of the authority because the latter wished to pay the entire sum with $1 bills.

However, the banknotes had been folded very tightly so it “required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill,” Smyth mentioned, the Times Record News reported.

Unfolding the bills paralyzed work in the workplace, so Smyth requested Norris to go away. However, the latter refused. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was current because the scenario unfolded tried to arrest Norris however he pulled away and the deputy had to make use of pressure to detain him.

Norris was charged with felony trespass and moreover charged with resisting arrest. Norris’ bail was introduced as standing at $500 for each costs.