Guy Driving With a Bear Avoids a Ticket, Because It Was Wearing a Seat Belt
A guy in Yekaterinburg, Russia was driving last week with a small bear in his backseat. People even took photos of it with its head hanging out of the window.
Yekaterinburg is above Kazakhstan, which is kind of appropriate. Because if you remember, in the movie "Borat", he drove around with a bear in his ice cream truck.
Anyway, the cops pulled the guy over, but he avoided a ticket, because he was in accordance with Russian bear law. It turns out that in Russia, you can drive with a bear in the car as long as it wears a seat belt. And this bear was, in fact, wearing his.
Also, apparently it's common enough in Russia for people to put bears in their cars, that they have nuanced laws regulating it. It's not clear where the guy got the bear from or where he was going with it.