RICHMOND, V.A. — A man is accused of renting a trailer, getting 80,000 pennies from a bank, and dumping them in his daughter’s yard for his final child support payment, according to WTVR in Richmond.
“He pulled up in front of the house and turned the trailer on so it dumped out all the pennies on the grass and my mom came out and was like, ‘What are you dumping in my yard?’ She didn’t know who it was until he shouted, ‘It’s your final child support payment,'” according to Avery Sanford, the man’s daughter.
The teen and her mother decided to donate the money to Safe Harbor which helps women and children who have been exposed to domestic abuse.
Sanford’s mother reported the incident to the Henrico Police Department in May. WTVR reached out to Sanford’s father who said his emotions got the best of him and that he did it following 18 years of built-up frustration.
“It’s really hurtful and damaging to your kids when you do things like that. It doesn’t matter if they’re young or an adult, the actions of your parents will always have some effect on you,” said Sanford.