Could this corrupt your local gendarmes?
A Polish man arrested by police on suspicion of drunk cycling faces up to 10 years in prison after allegedly attempting to bribe the police officers with two pieces of chocolate fudge.
Prosecutors have charged the man, known only as Leszek, with being drunk in charge of a bicycle and attempting to pass on “material benefits” to the police.
The man apparently offered the fudge to the officers as he sat in their patrol car after being found asleep beside his bike by a road in the eastern town of Minsk Mazowiecki.
“I had only had two beers,” Leszek told the TVN24 television news channel.
“Anyway they put me in the back of the car, and I said ‘gentlemen would you like some fudge as an act of kindness, and can you let me go because I live right next door…?”
Leszek’s alleged bribery attempt means that he now faces a possible jail sentence 10 times longer than the one-year sentence he may have received for drunk cycling.
Penny-ante political crap from yokel police departments apparently hasn’t changed since last I was in Poland.
That was over 30 years ago. And you thought the obvious benefits of Western-style democracy was going to change everything, right?