Thanks to Ben Rosamond for sending me this story of the self-proclaimed king, Peter Fitzek, “who claims to have a established his own kingdom outside Wittenberg in the state of Saxony-Anhalt”, who was arrested for a driving offence. He produced “a counterfeit license from his made-up realm”, refused to pay the fine and was taken to court.
The ‘King of New Germany’ has vowed to appeal against the ruling, insisting that “the jurisdiction of the Federal Republic of Germany does not apply to other heads of state,” Bild reported.
His ‘kingdom’ covers nine hectares, boasts 3,500 voluntary citizens and has its own currency - Engel-Geld meaning Angel money. Fitzek has even issued his own passports.
Full story here.