It is definitely not easy being a cab driver, especially if you have to deal with customers who refuse to pay for the ride. However, cab drivers in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod have come up with a rather questionably legal idea how to punish not paying customers.
The drivers explain very often customers simply say they don’t have enough money on them for the ride. Drivers usually take them to the police in such cases but all the authorities do is to release them in a little while,not even making them pay any fee. So that was how the Russian drivers came up with the ‘Avatar Fair’. When a customers refuses to pay, they simply make them get out of the car, partly undress and then paint them bright blue. After that the “avatar people” are forced to walk home while the entire city can point and laugh at them. Some people have stated that such mockery is completely illegal and degrading but so far the police have done nothing to stop the practice.