Richard Roper wrote the cheque to pay for a parking fine on toilet paper
A retired managing director who wrote a cheque to pay a parking fine on toilet paper was ordered to spend a day in court as a punishment.
Richard Roper, 63, of Long Melford, Suffolk, was issued with a summons when Suffolk Police refused to cash the cheque because it would cost £15.
When he appeared before magistrates he was told to sit at the back of the court throughout a morning session.
Mr Roper was fined £30 for illegally parking his car across two spaces.
He was issued the ticket in Sudbury on 30 September.
Appearing before the town's magistrates on Wednesday he said: "This is not a case of not wishing or refusing to pay but a case of the authorities refusing to accept my payment.
"What I did here, your honour, was done in good humour."
In a letter he read to the court, Mr Roper added: "My payment... has been written on stationery which aptly reflects my feelings towards the system which I am unfortunately forced to support through my taxes."
He said his offer to double the fine and pay £60 to the East Anglian Children's Hospice if his penalty was quashed was rejected by Suffolk Police.
After the hearing, he said: "I think the punishment is fine. I made my peaceful protest.