Dad Dumps 80,000 Pennies On Ex-Wife's Lawn As Final Child Support Payment For Daughter

Dad Dumps 80,000 Pennies On Ex-Wife’s Lawn As Final Child Support Payment For Daughter

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A dad from Virginia finally paid off the $800 he owed for child support of his 18-year-old daughter. He got caught on security camera dumping boxes of pennies on his ex-wife’s lawn when he got called from her asking about what he was up to in her lawn. The man was really determined to launch his one last petty revenge attempt.

“It’s your last child support payment,” he told his ex-wife.


The ex-wife asked him on phone, “What are you dropping in my yard?”

After hearing his crazy explanation, she saw him get into the van and drives away, leaving the money on the ground just like that. She confusedly asked, “Are you serious?”

Avery Sanford, the estranged 18-year-old daughter he was paying child support for, says this is “upsetting.”


Avery was attending her class and, upon hearing about what happened, felt disappointed in her father. “It’s not just my mom he’s trying to embarrass; it’s also me and my sister,” she said. “And it’s upsetting that he didn’t consider that before he did that.”

She spoke to WTVR on the matter, “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.”

The incident was reported to Henrico Police, but the mother did not file for any criminal charges.


It had definitely drove some wedges in the cracking father-daughter relationship. Sanford’s dad admitted that he “let his emotions get the best of him.” He sincerely wished this wouldn’t cause his daughter to hate him, but his daughter had thought differently.

They haven’t met for years and she wasn’t interested in someone who treated her mother like that.


The family used a shovel to scoop up the pennies off the ground afterward. The money has been counted for and exchanged before donated to domestic abuse center Safe Harbor. Thanks to their story being covered, over $5,000 of donation has also been made by others to the same center.