(July 3, 2012) In the Belgian village Sivry Rance an inspector of the Department of Health was attacked by the customers of the Cafe de la poste and stripped naked. The man was controling the ban on smoking in bars.
Albert D. (53) was, along with thirty other colleagues, responsible for the control of the entire Belgian territory. His inspection was unannounced and happened as always on a random list of catering businesses.
Cafe de la Poste in the center of the village serves a daily special at noon but in the evening is frequented by a slightly rougher clientele: mostly members of the local Hell's Angels.
According to eyewitnesses, the inspector was stripped to his pants. Personal belongings were tossed way back in the barroom supported by some intense cheering.
Afterwards the man was dropped in the forest and could find shelter in an old gamekeeper's house. Dressed in an old horse blanket, he managed to reach the local police station. The public prosecutor of Charleroi condemned this aggression and intimidation of a public official. The prosecution asks anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the police.