There was always that one weirdo in high school who took their D&D role-playing a little too seriously. You know the type: they wore hooded capes in public and would routinely get kicked out of Applebee’s for calling the waitress a “wench.”
Well, a German man has taken his fantasies one step further and started his own kingdom, which includes 3,500 voluntary citizens and even has its own currency.
Peter Fitzek — or the King of New Germany as he likes to be called — was recently sentenced to three months in prison for driving without a license.
According to The Local, Fitzek discarded his valid German license in 2012 and started using a homemade ID from his fake kingdom of “New Germany.”
Fitzek defended his license in court saying, “I do own a driving license. That of my kingdom.” But like most 48-year-old former cooks with visions of grandeur, he was laughed at by people with real authority.
Judge Thorsten Steufert told the king in court, “You have built a fantasy world with a fanciful political worldview.”
King Fitzek vows to appeal against the ruling saying that the law doesn’t apply to him as the head of his own state.
This isn’t the first time the “King of New Germany” has caused an international incident when dealing with his neighboring Germany. On top of the 24 traffic offenses he’s racked up, earlier this year, on January 8th, Fitzek was caught driving 116 km/h in a 70 km/h zone in his BMW.
A BMW? I guess it really is good to be the king.
[Source: Judge sends 'King of Germany' to jail]