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Policeman who forgot lifejacket – fined himself

ID cardIllustration photo on the ID card to a police officer.Photo: Kyrre Lien / SCANPIX


When the police officer Arne Stavnes got in trouble after being pictured without a life jacket in newspaper VG, he chose to print a fine to himself.

Stavnes was depicted in a VG article about the police patrol boat around Utøya five years after the attack. It created a debate about the article questioning whether lifejacket rules applies to the police or not, wrote Nettavisen.

When the police officer became aware of what he had done – or had not done – he was not slow to react.

– Today there was a picture of me in VG, and yes, I forgot to put on my life jacket, and put it on before my colleague noticed it. So I just have to apologize to the citizens of this great country, and especially to a few dedicated community members in the comments to, he wrote on his Facebook page.

He had no alternative but to use the law on himself.

– Unfortunately, the law is stuck in my body, and I’ve just given myself a well deserved fine of 500 kroner. Remember a life jacket. Have a good summer, guys, said the police officer.


Source. NTB scanpix / Norway Today