Man Faces Fine For Honking Horn At Cop


ESLOV, Sweden, (UPI) — Swedish authorities said a 68-year-old man faces a fine for continuously honking his horn at a police officer dealing with a robbery.

Police said the man was driving down a central street in Eslov when he spotted a double-parked car with the motorist inside talking on the phone, The reported Thursday.

The man had enough room to get past, but instead honked his horn repeatedly in an attempt to get the vehicle to move, police said. The man did not stop when the car’s occupant held a badge out of his window to prove his police identity and was also not satisfied when the officer, who was in plain clothes, exited his vehicle and showed the 68-year-old his badge up close.

Police said the man was not satisfied until uniformed officers arrived at the scene and vouched for the officer’s identity. Police said the honking went on for more than a minute.

The man said he had a hard time believing the plain clothes officer, who had been dealing with an ongoing robbery situation, because “so many bad things happen in our society.”

The man is now facing a charge of willfully honking his horn longer than deemed necessary. Prosecutors said he could face a $70 fine if he admits the offense in court.

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