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Citizen pays 500 euros fine in coins at Limassol court

Limassol court rejects 15,500 coins as payment

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In an extraordinary turn of events at the Limassol Court on Tuesday morning, a routine fine payment took an unexpected and unconventional route, leaving court officials and onlookers in disbelief.

According to a detailed report by "Philenews" and Journalist Ioanna Mantziipa, a young citizen, recently found guilty of driving without a license and insurance, arrived at the court premises to settle a 500-euro fine.

What made this seemingly routine transaction anything but ordinary was the choice of currency. Instead of the conventional banknotes, the young man arrived with a heavy suitcase, weighing 50 kilos, brimming with an unexpected form of payment – 15,500 coins of 1, 2, 5, and 10 cents.

The sheer volume and weight of the coins created an immediate stir, catching the attention of court officials and bystanders alike.

As the suitcase was opened, revealing the extensive collection of coins, the atmosphere at the Limassol Court became charged with a mix of surprise and confusion.

Despite the ingenuity of the young man's attempt to fulfill his financial obligation, the court officials were quick to make a decision.

In a surprising move, they declined the unconventional payment, citing the need for a more manageable and universally accepted form of currency.

The young man was directed to convert the coins into traditional banknotes, a process that added an unexpected layer of complexity to what was initially a straightforward transaction.

This unusual episode at the Limassol Court serves as a testament to the unpredictable nature of daily proceedings within legal institutions. While the young man's attempt to settle his fine may have been thwarted, the incident has undoubtedly left a lasting impression on those present, creating a unique anecdote in the annals of court activities.

As the Limassol Court returns to its routine operations, the memory of the 50-kilo coin-filled suitcase will linger as a reminder that even the most routine transactions can take unexpected and memorable twists.

[With information sourced from Lemesos Blog]

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