Add another one to the annals of creative police misconduct.
A traffic cop in the Sverdlovsk region has been charged with demanding home-improvement work in lieu of a monetary bribe from a speeding motorist, the Investigative Committee said Thursday, Interfax reported.
According to investigators, the officer asked the 30-year-old construction engineer to replace the radiator in his apartment after stopping him for speeding on July 17 in the city of Krasnoturyinsk.
The Yekaterinburg News, however, reported that the motorist was stopped for driving under the influence.
The officer, who has been charged with bribe-taking, resigned after an inquiry was opened into the incident.