Story Archive

Know When to Hold ’Em, Know When to Fold ’Em

Timothy Andrew Norris, 27, went to the county tax office in Wichita Falls, Texas, to pay his $600 property tax bill. Apparently as a protest, Norris not only tried to pay the tax with $1 bills, but each was folded so tightly that they “required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill,” a report says. A tax collector told him to leave, but Norris allegedly refused, so a nearby sheriff’s deputy repeated the order. Norris also allegedly refused to the deputy, so he was arrested for criminal trespass, and then for resisting arrest when he struggled against the deputy trying to handcuff him. He was jailed on $500 bail. (RC/Wichita Falls Times-Record) ...Which he’ll be able to pay after about 50 hours of intense unfolding activity in his cell.
Original Publication Date: 01 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

Is There a Problem on This Page? Let Me Know using the Help button lower right, and thanks.

I believe humanity is held back by the lack of thinking. I provoke thought with examples of what happens when we don’t think, and when we do. This is True is my primary method: stories like this come out every week by email, and basic subscriptions are free. Click here for a subscribe form.

Search for: