An outraged 76-year-old man is doing what the court wants, just in a very unique way.
Roger Herrin of Harrisburg, Ill., protested a court decision on Wednesday by delivering $150,000 in quarters, or 600,000 in total, to local law offices in nearby Marion, Ill., according to WSIL TV. The new ruling orders Herrin to refund $500,000 worth of the insurance money he received after his 15-year-old son died in 2001.
Herrin obtained the quarters from the St. Louis Federal Reserve and delivered them by truck to two of the law firms involved in the case. The truck contained 150 bags of quarters, each of which weighed 50 pounds and contained $1,000 in quarters, according to the Associated Press.
Herrin's son, Michael, was involved in a deadly car accident in 2001, which killed Michael and injured three others. A legal battle subsequently ensued over how the $800,000 in insurance money should be distributed among the victims, according to Associated Press. Herrin was originally awarded with $600,000 in insurance, along with $1.65 million in compensation from his personal coverage. But the other victims appealed the court's decision, and eventually won.
Herrin hopes his protest will finally put an end to the mess, but he knows that even this will not bring the solution he wants. "There was no satisfaction from doing that," Herrin told the Associated Press on Thursday. "The loss of a child is the loss of a child, and all the money doesn't replace that."