One-Armed Cyclist Bogdan Ionescu Fined Within Germany For Having One Handbrake

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The German bicyclist with one arm modified his bike to remove the particular brake he can’t operate from the handlebar and replace it along with one for his foot.

But when Bogdan Ionescu was riding through Cologne, he was stopped by a cop who seem to wouldn’t cut him a break.

“Your bike is unsafe, you have no braking mechanism on the right of your handlebar, inch Ionescu quoted the officer because saying, according to The Local.

“I know, ” he said. “But I have one at the left and I have a back your pedal brake so that I can stop the back wheel. ”

The cop wasn’t buying it and Ionescu was fined about $34. As it turns out, however , the particular bike is perfectly legal — and the police department was required to issue a refund, the 3rd party reports.

The storyplot doesn’t end there. The police attempted to refund just $7, claiming their bike had a broken light. When that turned out to be equally fictitious, the particular cops finally offered him the rest of his money back.

“We only hope something like this never happens again, ” the particular department said according to the Daily Edge. In addition , Cologne police chief Wolfgang Albers plans to personally apologize to Ionescu.

“It’s great news, I’m really happy, ” Ionescu told the particular Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper.