DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) — In February of 1982, WHNT News 19 did a story with Norman Guthrey of Hartselle. He was at the Morgan County courthouse in Decatur paying his alimony in pennies – more than $1,000 in pennies.
We spoke to Guthrey Sunday by phone. Thirty-one years later, he still lives in Hartselle. He says the judge threw him in jail for six days for “making a mockery of the court.”
Guthrey sees it differently and says he was trying to make a point. He says he was being treated unfairly by having to pay so much money in alimony.
Watch the original story we did with Guthrey.