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Patras: Traffic police fines …horse

A horse without rider galloping through the streets of a city? Impossible! A concerned citizen who saw the horse wandering around in the streets of Patras, Western Peloponnese, alarmed the  police. A traffic policeman was sent to the spot to deal with the case.

Unable to find any other solution – like calling an animal welfare society, a vet or anyone more responsible for the horse – the traffic policeman issued a fine of 20 euro.

horse fine

“Vehicle date” replaced with “Horse data” (

However the fine was not handed out to the horse.

Authorities identified the owner some hours later and gave him the bill for letting his horse go …shopping.


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