Police discovery Man lands in jail after being picked up for phoning while biking

Bonn · On Wednesday, Bonn police stopped a 67-year-old man who was making a phone call on his mobile while biking at the roundabout on Rüngsdorfer Strasse. The case took an unexpected twist.

Police discovery: Man lands in jail after being picked up for phoning while biking
Foto: dpa/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand

If the 67-year-old cyclist from Bonn had known the consequences of being on his phone while on his bike, he probably would have been more careful. What happened? The man entered the roundabout at Rüngsdorfer Strasse on Wednesday at noon with his mobile phone on his ear. He had failed to see a police patrol stationed there and the officers stopped the man.

After the cyclist gave the police a false name and an imaginary address, the officers became suspicious. They escorted the man to his nearby apartment. There he fetched his identity card, admitted to having given false information and willingly paid the fine of 55 euros.

When the officers examined his correct identification, they discovered why the man had given false information. There was a warrant out for his arrest because of a property crime. The officers arrested him and brought him to jail, where he began to serve his four-year prison sentence.

(Orig. text: Dierk Himstedt / Translation: Carol Kloeppel)

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