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Published: Friday, June 3 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

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wild horses
Twin Falls, ID

If the receptionist can't handle her own stress, she shouldn't be working in a doctor's office where traumatic actions occur.


Are you kidding me? Arresting a guy for disorderly conduct because he didn't stack his pennies properly?

The police and the clinic just bought themselves a lawsuit that'll cost each a lot more than $25. Title 42 of the United States Code section 1983 will provide the vehicle. And pursuant to section 1988, when this guy wins, his lawyer gets attorneys' fees.

Lends an all new meaning to the adage about being penny wise and pound foolish.

mark my words
Twin Falls, ID

People maybe afraid to visit Vernal, knowing the cops are harassing the locals. As a tourist, I probably won't visit there this year.

Ms Molli
Bountiful, Utah

This is a case of two wrongs don't make a right. If he had paid his bill in pennies by delivering them in some sort of container, nothing would have transpired. But you don't walk into a business and dump a huge pile of coins on top of someones desk. He deserved the fine.

Castle Rock, CO

Seriously, Utah has to be the most uptight state in the nation. The incident upset clinic staff? West's behavior served "no legitimate purpose."?

First the dragnet that was put out on the teens who rapped into the McDonald's drive thru and now this.

Is it really this slow in Utah? Amazing.

Provo, Utah

It's nice things are so quiet in Vernal that the police don't have anything better to do than get involved in a civil matter where no one was threatened or harmed.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

I double-dog dare him to do the same with the $140

Twin Falls, ID

The court and police department will probably take the $140.00 fine and buy doughnuts. And buy them with pennies. LOL

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