Man Tries to Pay Taxes With Insanely Folded Bills

Each took roughly 6 minutes to unfold
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Timothy Andrew Norris.   (Courtesy the Wichita County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – The quirkiest part of this story is not that a Wichita Falls, Texas, man attempted to pay a $600 property tax bill with $1 bills. It's that said bills were reportedly folded in a way that "required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill." (Quick math: that's roughly 3,600 minutes, or 60 hours, of unfolding.) Timothy Andrew Norris, 27, was asked to leave the tax office on Jan. 28 by the Wichita County Tax Assessor Collector Tommy Smyth, who claimed Norris was interfering with the office's efficiency. He refused, and allegedly resisted arrest; the Times Record News reports Smyth and a deputy who was on hand had to force Norris to the ground. His bail was nearly as much as his bill: $500.

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