When an insurance agency finally agreed earlier this year to settle a lawsuit with an elderly California man, he probably expected that his payout would come in the form of a check, or perhaps even in an envelope of cash. Instead, Andres Carrasco, 76, says Adriana's Insurance Services chose to pay him in thousands and thousands of coins.
Carrasco's attorney, Antonio Gallo, says that the California-based company recently dropped off several buckets of loose change at his office, per local news outlet KNBC-TV. It's estimated that the coins value more than $20,000.
“There’s over 16 buckets of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies," Gallo told CBS Los Angeles. "It’s going to take us at least, conservatively, one week to count that whole amount of money."
One of the buckets was reportedly full of just pennies.
Andres Carrasco with the buckets of change he won as a partial settlement in a 2012 lawsuit against Adriana's Insurance Services.
Carrasco filed a lawsuit against Adriana's Insurance Services in 2012 after he was allegedly assaulted by one of the company's employees, CBS LA reports.
Adriana's Insurance agreed to a settlement in June and, according to The Associated Press, gave Carrasco a partial payment in the form of a check last week. The remainder of the money, however, was allegedly delivered as buckets of coins.
"It's insulting to my client," Carrasco's attorney said, per the AP. "He's 76 years old, he just had a hernia operation. Come on. He feels that he wasn't treated as a human being."
Neither the insurance agency nor its attorney responded to requests for comment.
"I am disappointed by the way Adriana's treats their customers and the elderly,” Carrasco said in the statement, per KNBC. "We might be poor, but we are people too."