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05/31/2016 07:04 am ET Updated Jun 01, 2016

Watch A Guy Pay His Speeding Ticket With 22,000 Pennies

"I'm not a big fan of extortion."

Authorities get more than a penny for this guy's thoughts.

A peeved Texas man paid his speeding ticket fine by dumping about 22,000 pennies on the counter at Frisco Municipal Court recently.

"When my fine came due, I just decided I may as well pay with pennies and we'll make a big spectacle of it," Brett Sanders told the NBC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Sanders' "protest" transaction was approaching a million views on Tuesday morning after he posted it to YouTube on May 22.

"You're in luck," he tells the clerk as he approaches holding large buckets. "I have exact change."

He then dumps the contents onto the counter, and they spill on to the floor. "Just mail me the receipt," he says and walks away.

"I'm not a big fan of extortion," Sanders wrote in the YouTube description. "I was convicted by a jury for driving 39 in a 30 and was subject to $212 at the barrel of a gun."

It took clerks three hours to count the pennies after taking them to Coinstar locations round the city, according to NBC, 

In the end, Sanders had overpaid by $7.81, the New York Daily News reported, so the city owes him.

Hmm, we have an idea of how the court can pay him back.

Here's the video in full:

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