Dad Dumped 80K Pennies On His Ex-Wife’s Lawn As His Final Child Support Payment

Avery Sanford’s dad dumped 80,000 pennies on his ex-wife, lawn (Avery's mom) as a final child support payment. Avery, 18, is a senior at The Deep Run High School. She was reportedly in the middle of class when her estranged dad drove to the front of the Glen Allen home with a rented trailer hauling the premises and dumping the pennies in the grass. Captured in a home surveillance footage on May 21, a woman could be heard asking the dad whose remains unknown, “What are you dropping in my yard? He responded: “It’s your last child support payment,” before getting into the van and drove away. The woman who also hasn’t been identified reacted: “Are you serious?” It turned out daughter Sanford isn’t surprised.

A Virginia father seen in a security camera dumped 80,000 pennies on his ex-wife's lawn as his final child support payment.


“It’s not just my mom he’s trying to embarrass; it’s also me and my sister, and it’s upsetting that he didn’t consider that before he did that. It’s 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.” Sanford told WTVR Richmond.

His daughter Sanford isn't amused. Speaking to WTVR Richmond, it emerged that she hadn't spoken to her father in years and has no interest in having a relationship.


Sanford and her mother used a snow shovel to scoop up all the pennies now donated to Safe Harbor, a domestic violence shelter.


According to WTVR, Sanford's dad has commented. In a phone interview, he claimed that he allowed his emotions to get the best of him, adding that he had dumped the pennies because of 18years of built-up frustrations. The dad said that he didn’t intend to distance himself and his daughter, but clearly, it has happened. In the interview, Sanford further reveals that she hadn’t spoken to her dad in years and isn’t interested in having a relationship with someone who disrespects her mom.

In a phone interview, Sanford's dad claimed he had dumped the pennies because of 18years of built-up frustrations.


So far, all of the pennies have been exchanged for $800. Then, the mom-daughter donated the money to a local domestic violence shelter, Safe Harbour. However, Safe Harbour has reportedly surged in donations totaling over $5000 over a few days. A few donors precisely mentioned Sanford as their main reason for donating. The Richmond Organization offers services for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence. 

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