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Austrian police in Tyrol have issued a $197 fine to a man for calling them "Smurfs." The man, who wasn't identified by media, warned others on Facebook about a traffic speed check, posting about "two smurfs standing with lasers" near a highway. Cops said he violated public decency and defamed the two officers.