Russian Woman Faces Trial for Slapping Barefoot Policeman – Prosecutors© RIA Novosti. Sergei Pyatakov
MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian woman who hit a policeman in the face and forced him out of her apartment leaving him barefoot, has been charged with using violence against a police officer, prosecutors said Thursday.
The police officer knocked on the door of the 26-year-old woman’s apartment in the town of Shumerli in the Volga River republic of Chuvashia after her neighbors complained about loud music she had been playing at about 4 a.m. on June 24, the Chuvashian prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
The woman refused to turn the music down, but let the policeman in, the statement said. After taking his shoes off, as visitors traditionally do when entering homes in Russia, the policeman turned the music off. That apparently enraged the woman, who hit him in the face and forced him out of the apartment – without his shoes.
Despite the officer’s pleas, she refused to let him back or return his shoes, abusing him with “unrepeatable cursing,” the statement said.
The woman realized the error of her ways two days later, returning the officer’s shoes to him and “repenting what she had done,” but she nevertheless faces trial for using violence against an officer of law, the statement said.
She faces a fine of up to 200,000 rubles ($6,000) or up to five years in jail, according to Russia’s criminal code.
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