Charlotte Student Pays Hundreds of Dollars of Parking Fines With Pennies


parking-fine-in-penniesA very creative college student at UNCC has just opened the eyes of faculty and other students about what he sees as a major flaw in the system.

Stephen Coyle spent the entire summer breaking the parking rules to prove a point using pennies. He protested what he is saying many students and school officials are unaware of; the fact that NC state law only allows UNCC to keep 20% of the parking fines.

He is outraged that eighty-percent of students parking fines are going to fund other schools. Besides the penny stunt, he has also handing out flyers to students all over campus;