London: A policeman in Italy has been sacked for reporting to work in his underwear.
Alberto Muraglia lived in a flat above his office in a council building in the Italian Riviera town of San Remo. He would punch his time card wearing only a pair of Y-fronts and a saggy T-shirt before he goes back to sleep in his bed.
According to a report in telegraph.co.uk, Muraglia would sometimes even send his wife or young daughter to punch his card on his behalf.
Muraglia has been sacked by the town council after he was caught in the act.
Meanwhile he has vowed to appeal against the decision.
“I’ll admit, I was a bit sloppy. I made a mistake, but I swear I was on duty nonetheless.
“My apartment, where I live with my family, is in the same building as my office and the timecard machine.
“When I punched my time card in my underwear I had no idea that I would expose myself and the council to such a bad image,” the report quoted Muraglia as saying.