Man pays $14,000 tax bill with mountain of coins (video)

Paying taxes with pile of coins 
By: Chan Yuan 

(Scroll down for video) A man decided to get rid of a mountain of coins by paying his tax bill, according to press reports in California.

The California man paid $14,000 in property taxes using only coins and 1 dollar bills.

He claims to have hit on some hard times, and had to ask around for help. Some coins he collected from good people who decided to help him out.

"I had to borrow some money. I've missed some payments on my house to pay my taxes for this piece of property. I had to use my grandchildren’s piggy banks, my daughters' piggy banks, my money, my change and a lot of people who have offered to help out a bit,” Larry Gasper said.

Gasper said that he rolled all the money by himself and packed the money up in the back of his car to pay the debt. Gasper lives in Redding.

Gasper also said that he lost his tree business after he couldn’t afford to pay taxes.