Thursday, 19 June 2008

Italian man kidnaps ex-lover to do ironing

Some news stories are just too bizarre:

An Italian man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping his former lover from a bar, taking her to his home and forcing her to iron his clothes and do his washing-up.

Police in Genoa said the 43-year-old man dragged the woman out of a city pub and shoved her into a car. When the pair arrived at his home, he threatened his former partner and made her do his chores.

The police eventually broke up the scene of enforced domestic bliss after being tipped off by a friend of the woman who had witnessed the abduction at the pub. The man, still furious at his partner for leaving him in the first place, was arrested for kidnapping.


Fox In Detox said...

See what Italian women have to put up with at the hands of Italian men? My ex once pulled me out of a pedicure at gun point, just to make him some damn gnocchi! Nothing is sacred.

Jim said...

You're kidding? That's harsh. Though I do love gnocchi!

Fox In Detox said...

I am kidding. When he raised his voice at me, I told him to pound sand. The honeymoon didn't last long. Italian men like to be king. I'm not having it.

Jim said...

Good for you! I like the phrase "I'm not having it". It has an air of finality about it :-)