Scott Hardie | January 11, 2003
A man in Maine saw a coupon for $200 off a new Toyota and no advertised limit, so he bought 200 newspapers, cut out all the coupons, and tried to get himself a free car. (article here) It seems like people pull this sort of shit all the time. On one hand, he deserves credit for savviness, and under the law, he should get his car. But on the other hand, he's obviously trying to take serious advantage of somebody else's mistake; you can almost see the dollar signs in his eyes. If I were the judge, I'd give him the car, but I'd urge the legislature to enact laws protecting businesses from greedy mooches like this. I love the error in the last sentence, btw.

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