Fed up with his high semiannual property tax bills, landlord Cary Malchow lugged $12,656.07 in $1 bills and coins to the Delaware County, Ind., treasurer's office to watch employees there count it out.
The three cashiers had to work overtime and missed making their daily bank deposit while they counted the money under the watch of sheriff's deputies. That cost the county about $1,135.90 in interest, according to the Associated Press.
Malchow helped organize a "Jam the Downtown" tax protest to demonstrate against the high rates of property taxes in his county. His spring tax bill included charges for his home, his business and his rental properties.
Malchow told the AP he was out of breath from having to carry around the load of dollar bills and change, but he felt he made his point.
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