9/28/2016 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here’s a jerk move — Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert paid an auto shop $3,900 IN COINS after feuding with the owner over the price of a new motor.
It all started when Tolbert went to Motion Lab Tuning to get some work done — but MT says the place tried to rake him over the coals because “I’m a millionaire.” He posted on Instagram calling the owner a crook.
But the shop has now fired back in a Facebook post (likely written by the owner) — claiming Mike was the real problem … demanding free work because of his NFL status.
The shop says the dispute got so intense, Mike and a friend threatened him — so he called police and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD banned Tolbert from the property.
However, that wasn’t the end of the war … the owner claims, “In a passive aggressive manner, [Tolbert] thought he would get the last laugh by paying in coins.”
“Pretty dumb really. All $3,900 in coins were easily identifiable as they came from a bank in boxes and perfectly counted out. I will say this, those coins will be taken in the boxes they came in and will be taken to a teller at BOA for deposit.”
The worst part of the story — the shop owner says, “ I also have to break it to my son who is a fan of Mike Tolbert that he is a real scumbag that doesn’t want to pay his bills.”