Carolina Panthers Mike Tolbert Pays For Car Repairs With $3,900 Worth Of Coins
The NFL star said the autoshop wouldn't accept his check believing it wouldn't clear, so Tolbert did them one better.
Listen, it's been a rough couple of days and if we're being honest, a good display of pettiness always soothes the soul, and Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert has been gracious enough to bestow this gift.
The story begins with Tolbert bringing his 1975 Chevy Caprice convertible to Motion Lab Tuning back in June to have the old motor switched out with a new one he provided. According to Tolbert, the original price was $2,700. That price dramatically increased when Tolbert called back to see about the progress of the car. Surprised the job wasn't done, he was even more upset when the $2,700 price tag increased to $3,900.
“I was like, ‘Where’d that come from?’ And they were, ‘Blase’ this, work for this, this and this.’ But my car’s not finished,” Tolbert said.
Fed up with the poor service, Tolbert wrote a check, but Motion Lab Tuning refused to accept it, believing it wouldn't cash, which is when Tolbert exhibited A1 pettiness by going to the bank and withdrawing $3,943. 93 in coins. Upon arriving back at the car shop, the owner tried not take it, but an officer made him.
According to shop owner Todd Marcellini, the $1,300 increase was due to parts Tolbert's friend was suppose to supply but didn't.
Thirty-nine hundred dollars in coins though?