Nerja residents fined for insulting police

TWO men in Nerja have been fined €180 for insulting Local Police officers in September 2010.

One of the men was holding a party in his home, and at 6am, the music was still playing, leading a neighbour to call the Local Police. When they arrived, they asked the homeowner to turn down the music and show them some ID, however he left the music on, and said that he would “talk to them” when he had said goodbye to his guests “in the way the deserved”.

The officers again requested his ID and he showed them a Panamanian passport. They also requested his resident’s permit and he told them he didn’t have it because it was still being processed. He then added “I’m having a party with my friends, I’m not doing anything wrong. We’re not criminal, don’t you have anything better to do? I’m not black or Moroccan. If you’ve got the balls, touch me and I’ll call the Panamanian Consulate and you’ll be in trouble, my consulate protects me from riffraff like you”.

While they attempted to calm him down, another man came out and told them to “p*ss off, you’re a load of sh*ts”. They also requested his ID and he responded “who are you to ask for my ID? What authority have you got over me? You’re only f***ing cops”.

The police called for backup, which caused the men to mock them, saying “more clowns are coming to this circus that you have created”. 

Malaga Provincial Court sentenced them to pay the fine for showing a lack of respect and consideration towards officers of the law.

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