Paying High Bounty in Skyrim PS3

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I was recently caught transforming into a werewolf outside of Solitude. I ran off and waited for a while, but now when I try to pay my bounty, the guards just say "Wait…I know you." on a loop every time I try to talk to them.

I have tried sheathing and unsheathing my weapons in front of them repeatedly, but to no avail. I already have enough gold to pay the bounty. What am I doing wrong?

Best Answer

This exact thing happened to me when playing Skyrim on the 360 and it was very annoying because merely walking close to a guard would invoke it. That was quite some time ago, and I have not seen it happen on the XBox One, so it might have been fixed (by an official or unofficial patch). Point is, this may never come up again.

That said, I did figure out the solution to this problem: Punch a guard.

He will immediately start an arrest, and invoke the appropriate dialog options to allow you to clear your bounty in whichever way you prefer. It does cost a bit extra, but, it was worth it to get rid of the annoyance.