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Man gets $100 fine for calling a police officer a dude

By Mason White 6:24 PM February 13, 2017
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By: Tanya Clark

A man was shocked when a police officer gave him a fine for calling him a dude in public, according to court documents in Austria.

Pasching police said that the football fan was given the $100 fine because he was disrespectful to a police officer in public.

The incident began at a football game while the man was holding an offensive banner. The police officer told the football fan to put away the banner, but he refused to listen.

The football fan then told the police officer to drop the matter and referred to him as “dude.” The police officer got offended and gave the football fan a $100 fine.

The football fan took the matter to the Regional Court of Appeal, saying that the word dude is a slang used among youths and he did not intent to be disrespectful to the officer.

The court ruled that the football fan was disrespectful to the officer by calling him “dude,” but the fine was canceled. The football fan was let go with a warning.