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(WFSB Connecticut)   Men steal more than 7,000 pennies to buy heroin, demonstrating more cents than brains   (wfsb.com) divider line 30
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433 [TotalFark]
2014-06-19 09:35:27 PM
That's a lot of pennybags.
 
2014-06-19 10:31:44 PM
Mr.Moneypenny?
 
2014-06-19 10:33:46 PM
From the crippled children?!?

No, that's the jar. We're taking from the tray.
 
2014-06-19 10:36:51 PM
Did they at least put the pennies in their asses before they put them in the change machine?
 
2014-06-19 10:38:44 PM
As an "Art Project", or really to prove how worthless pennies are, I would love to put about $5,000 worth of pennies in a big open box on a street corner to see peoples reactions and to see how long it takes those 500,000 pennies to disappear.


Btw, when we got rid of half-cents, they had the buying power of the modern dime, and the economy did not collapse from people unable to make change.
 
2014-06-19 10:39:51 PM
It was a rainy day.
 
2014-06-19 10:40:04 PM
the big dirty
 
2014-06-19 10:49:33 PM
Man I saw Middletown before the state and I figured if it was PA I knew exactly who it was

Heroin is a hell of a drug..
 
2014-06-19 10:50:35 PM
I have (literally) a ton of pennies at home, so I'm really getting a kick...

After RTFA, I noticed that they also put a dollar bill into the Coinstar.

Coinstar takes 10% or so to cash in coins, but do they take the fee on bills?

/You want to 'steal' my coins? Come get 'em!
//Have to take them ALL
///No backsies!
 
2014-06-19 10:50:55 PM
This seems like it ought to be a get-rich-quick plot point on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
 
2014-06-19 10:52:54 PM

highwayrun: This seems like it ought to be a get-rich-quick plot point on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Trailer Park Boys
 
2014-06-19 10:53:44 PM
Man, the Sticky Bandits are really in trouble these days.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-06-19 10:54:19 PM

Piizzadude: Heroin is a hell of a drug


It's one of the greatest cop-outs known to man.  I feel that there is much out there that we practice as methods of escapism, but climbing the ladder and reaching heroin is damned near the pinnacle.  Even as a recovered/recovering addict, it pains me to know that the greatest pleasures I can know in life can be hoodwinked and substituted for another one of the greatest pleasures I know.  Good god, the taste of forbidden fruit never leaves the mouth.

Heroin turned me into a newt.  But I got bettwe.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-06-19 10:55:11 PM
*better
 
2014-06-19 11:00:49 PM

Jeng: As an "Art Project", or really to prove how worthless pennies are, I would love to put about $5,000 worth of pennies in a big open box on a street corner to see peoples reactions and to see how long it takes those 500,000 pennies to disappear.


Btw, when we got rid of half-cents, they had the buying power of the modern dime, and the economy did not collapse from people unable to make change.


When I lived in a neighborhood with some real asshole panhandlers I started carrying pennies, and would throw them in the street or down a storm drain to see how badly they really wanted change.  And to literally throw away money in the face of some junkies who were serious problems for the whole neighborhood.

I only did it to a few of them who I had previous encounters with (two I'd caught breaking into my car, one I caught shiatting in the parking lot for my apartment, one was caught peeping on my neighbor) but they were so farking spun out they didn't even remember that I had them arrested previously.

Other than that I can't think of any good reason to keep the penny.
 
2014-06-19 11:33:08 PM
I vote that we follow Canada's lead* and round all cash transactions to the nearest nickel.  (All credit/debit transactions are still rounded to the nearest cent.)


/*If I could only do more than barely tolerate winter I'd happily become one of America's hats.
 
2014-06-19 11:35:56 PM

Piizzadude: Man I saw Middletown before the state and I figured if it was PA I knew exactly who it was

Heroin is a hell of a drug..


Lol I thought the same thing having lived in Middletown, going to school there (Psu Hbg) and some of the bars after class
/heroin is a hell of a drug it destroys people and their families due to all the thievery and all the bs associated with it
//my sister is on this bullshiat and it has had an effect on my entire family just dealing with all of the shiat the comes along with this drug
 
2014-06-19 11:38:35 PM
That's like $52.00 or something.

/all that brass must've been hard to carry
//I know what it feels like to carry alot of coins in my pocket
 
Oak
2014-06-19 11:44:45 PM
...and that's awful.
 
2014-06-19 11:56:18 PM
The most pathetic part of it all is that a month's supply of heroin is like $25 from pharm companies in the UK. So there are tons of people out there, utterly desperate and willing to do anything, for a drug that is only worth so much because nobody is allowed to have it. All the crime and pain for a mundane substance, cheap to produce from a plant that can grow just about anywhere.
 
2014-06-20 12:12:16 AM

433: Piizzadude: Heroin is a hell of a drug

It's one of the greatest cop-outs known to man.  I feel that there is much out there that we practice as methods of escapism, but climbing the ladder and reaching heroin is damned near the pinnacle.  Even as a recovered/recovering addict, it pains me to know that the greatest pleasures I can know in life can be hoodwinked and substituted for another one of the greatest pleasures I know.  Good god, the taste of forbidden fruit never leaves the mouth.

Heroin turned me into a newt.  But I got bettwe.


Sadly this is true. I feel like i will never be strong enough to just be "normal" like every one else.
 
2014-06-20 12:59:46 AM

Igor Jakovsky: Did they at least put the pennies in their asses before they put them in the change machine?


Aaaand we're done here.
 
2014-06-20 01:08:21 AM

Igor Jakovsky: Did they at least put the pennies in their asses before they put them in the change machine?


If you haven't got a penny an ass-penny will do, if you haven't got an ass penny then god bless you.
 
2014-06-20 02:12:14 AM
What morons,  pennies aren't even worth anything!
 
2014-06-20 02:20:44 AM

No Line For Beer: If I could only do more than barely tolerate winter I'd happily become one of America's hats.


If you're in CT like your profile says then you'd do just fine in southern ontario,  it's not really any colder on average.  Or move to vancouver or victoria BC and it'd even be a slightly warmer in the winter than where you are.

It wouldn't get quite as hot in the summer though,  about 3-5 degrees less.
 
2014-06-20 03:22:33 AM

davidphogan: Jeng: As an "Art Project", or really to prove how worthless pennies are, I would love to put about $5,000 worth of pennies in a big open box on a street corner to see peoples reactions and to see how long it takes those 500,000 pennies to disappear.


Btw, when we got rid of half-cents, they had the buying power of the modern dime, and the economy did not collapse from people unable to make change.

When I lived in a neighborhood with some real asshole panhandlers I started carrying pennies, and would throw them in the street or down a storm drain to see how badly they really wanted change.  And to literally throw away money in the face of some junkies who were serious problems for the whole neighborhood.

I only did it to a few of them who I had previous encounters with (two I'd caught breaking into my car, one I caught shiatting in the parking lot for my apartment, one was caught peeping on my neighbor) but they were so farking spun out they didn't even remember that I had them arrested previously.

Other than that I can't think of any good reason to keep the penny.


I haven't gone as far as throwing change at people, but I have super glued change to the parking lot of a convenience store in my neighborhood. It was located next to a Narcotics Anonymous building my father insisted I attend during my teens. Although if you have that many skitzers stealing your stuff, more power to ya.
 
2014-06-20 06:02:01 AM
lmao i can picture how it probably went aye mahfarka got any smack? then he slams 20 pounds of coins on buddies table stay off the junk kids
 
2014-06-20 08:21:27 AM

433: *better


I applaud your returning to life. I've watched many people struggle with the bad decisions they made when they were younger. Sadly, it took a lot of deaths to get the rest of them on the right path and I'm so grateful to have those friends still in my life.
Stay strong.
 
2014-06-20 11:19:41 AM
give them all the heroin they want.
 
2014-06-20 02:25:00 PM
$65 worth of pennies >>>>>>> $400 insurance claim

Yup, sounds about right.
 
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