A person has been jailed for coughing on police.
A younger man was sentenced Thursday to 4 months in jail after he coughed at Danish policemen whereas shouting “corona”, the Supreme Courtroom mentioned.
The 20-year-old was returning residence from a celebration within the metropolis of Aarhus when he was stopped by police in March final 12 months throughout Denmark’s first semi-lockdown.
Standing simply half a metre (lower than two toes) away, the person yelled “corona” at two officers and coughed of their faces, a court docket assertion mentioned.
Whereas he didn’t have the coronavirus, the person acknowledged being intoxicated, and was arrested by the unamused brokers.
A district court docket declined to convict him, however an appeals court docket later imposed a three-month sentence.
Denmark’s Supreme Courtroom dominated that the coughing, mixed with shouting, constituted a “risk of violence in opposition to a police officer” and added a fourth month to the sentence based mostly on an up to date legislation.
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