One-armed German man can't escape the long arm of the law

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, Last Updated: 6:25 PM ET

A one-armed man in Germany who was fined for having only one hand brake on his bike has been handed an apology from police.

According to The Local, Bogdan Ionescu from Cologne modified his bicycle so that he could ride it safely using his one hand. But he was stopped at the end of March by a policeman who told him the bike was not roadworthy and received a nearly $40 fine.

A spokesman for Cologne Police told The Local on Tuesday they had apologized to Ioenscu for their mistake. And the city's police chief, Wolfgang Albers, is also set to apologize personally to the cyclist.

Ionescu is relieved that the fine has been dropped.

"It's great news, I'm really happy," he told the Kölner Stadtanzeiger newspaper, adding that he had felt discriminated against.

"It's good that this is how it ends, it's unbelievably good," he said.

 


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