€35 Fine for Elderly German's Brief Bus Stop Rest Waived After Public Outcry | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

€35 Fine for Elderly German's Brief Bus Stop Rest Waived After Public Outcry

A viral image of a letter from German authorities to an 85-year-old pensioner with dementia, who was slapped with a fine for sitting on a bench at a bus stop in Duesseldorf, has caused outrage among German internet users.

An eight-minute sit-down turned out to be rather expensive for an 85-year-old German pensioner who was fined €35 ($42) for stopping for a rest at a bus stop in the center of Duesseldorf.

His plight has caught the attention of users of social networks, who are sharing an image of a letter he was sent by city authorities.

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