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Bus driver fined for not collecting fare from bird that sat on window

By Mason White 5:56 PM September 14, 2017
Bird (illustration)
Bird (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A bus driver in India, was shocked when police gave him a fine for failing to collect payment from a bird that sat on a window.

The incident unfolded on Thursday night, when the 44-year-old driver, who was not identified, was driving a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus to Ellavadi.

He the bus reached a checkpoint, police boarded the bus to make sure that all the passengers paid the their fares.

Officers then noticed a bird sitting on an open window and a drunk man, 45, talking to it.

Police asked the bus driver whether he collected a fare from the bird.

When the bus driver said that he did not get money from the bird, was fined for being vigilant and letting an animal travel without a ticket.

According to the law, passengers carrying 30 or more birds are required to pay an added fee.

The bus driver said that he was not sure why he got the fine.