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Man goes to jail after illegal street crossing

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Man goes to jail after illegal street crossing
Photo: DPA
13:17 CET+01:00
A man caught crossing the street on a red light in Finnentrop, North Rhine-Westphalia has ended up in jail after the police officer who stopped him found that a warrant was out for his arrest.

A favourite expat urban myth about Germany has finally been confirmed – if only partially. A police officer stopped a 37-year-old man in the small town of Finnentrop on Sunday evening when he dared to cross a pedestrian crossing with the red man lit.

After a routine warning, the officer had the man's identification checked against the central database, whereupon it emerged that the man was wanted for drugs-related crimes, and had a ten-month prison sentence still to serve.

According to a police statement, the man spent Sunday night in the police station before being taken to jail to complete his sentence.

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