Madrid police ‘fine’ snowman for not wearing helmet

CREDIT: Policia Municipal de Madrid - Twitter

MUNICIPAL Police in Madrid ‘fined’ a snowman for failing to wear a helmet while he was on a motorbike.

While reminding people via social media of the importance of staying indoors due to the snow and ice in Madrid, the Municipal Police chose to share a lighter moment on their Twitter account, where they posted a photo of an officer talking to a snowman sitting on a motorbike, saying that they had fined him for not wearing a helmet or using chains. “Despite the warnings, some people never learn”, they said.

They jokingly added that the snowman had responded by saying, “officers, you leave me cold”.

Following that, they added on a more serious note “please stay indoors. The snow is turning into ice”. Therefore, if travelling is unavoidable, they have asked residents to use the underground, the only means of transport which has been operating in Spain’s capital over the past weekend. If travelling by car, chains or winter tyres must be used, the police have insisted.


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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.

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