A Romanian police officer was reduced in his rank after he stopped one of the cars and fined the driver $42. The officer fined the driver because the latter looked like a big imbecile monkey. The officer explained his decision with a wish to make a joke.
The driver apparently had a different sense of humor. He filed a complained against the police officer, Za Rulyom magazine wrote. As a result, the officer was reduced in his rank for the behavior, which did not correspond to the status of a policeman and defamed law-enforcement authorities. The officer currently works with papers in a remote Romanian village.
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