The father of a Virginia teen paid his last child support payment by method of coins all over the front yard of the daughter and her mom's home.

Avery Sanford just turned 18, and hasn't spoken to her father in years. She told WTVR that her father rented a dump trailer and backed it up in front of her and her mom's house in Richmond, VA.

He proceeded to dump 80,000 pennies ($800), in the grass of the front lawn. When Avery's mom asked what he was doing, the dad replied, "It’s your 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," Avery said.

The father, who remains unnamed, told WTVR that his emotions got the best of him, and he regrets the decision.

Avery and her mom settled on a better option for the money; They picked all of it up and donated it to a domestic abuse center called Safe Harbor.

97X logo
Get our free mobile app

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.


More From 97X