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Carolina Panthers' Mike Tolbert (35) warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

A Carolina Panther paid a car shop $3,900 entirely in coins out of spite


Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert was not happy with his service at Motion Lab Tuning. He was having the engine of one of his cars replaced. That's a job that was supposed to take 10 days. Instead, according to Fox Sports, two and a half months passed and his car still didn't have a new engine. 

Most of us would probably grumble quietly, or write a Yelp review, or maybe even sue, but the athlete took it a few steps further. 

First, Tolbert made his feelings very well known on social media. 

Then, the company hit back with a now-deleted Facebook post, claiming the fullback had paid his tab entirely in coins. No one knew if it was true or not.

That is, until Tolbert confirmed the story yesterday. He used pennies, dimes, and nickels to pay his $3,900 bill. Needless to say, the shop managers were not happy. 

Apparently, Tolbert's actions were motivated by a low-key insult the shop threw his way. 

All in all, the Panther dropped the coins off and had his car towed to another shop. 

And Tolbert's doing just fine. 

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