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Italian thief thanks police for rescuing him from his victims
Posted 8/4/09

Italian thief thanks police for rescuing him from his victims

ROME (AFP) – An Italian thief thanked police officers for arresting him and putting an end to a beating from Korean tourists whom he had robbed in Rome, police said on Monday.

"I must thank you, they were massacring me," the 48-year-old criminal told police after he was arrested near the Theatre of Marcellus, one of the monuments in Rome's historic centre.

The thief, from the northern region of Liguria, stole a handbag from a Korean family when they were not paying attention. He threatened the family with a knife when he was spotted and then tried to flee.

Two men from the family, in their twenties, chased him for several hundred metres before they got him down with taekwondo moves. They disarmed the thief and continued to beat him.

A patrolling police officer intervened, separated the three and arrested the thief immediately.

"Normally tourists will just call us and report the incidents," the officer said. "In this case, the two got really excited and could have seriously injured the thief."

The young Koreans left after they got the handbag back. The thief was transferred to a prison in Rome and will face robbery charges.

Armed robbery in Rome experienced a sharp decline last year with 4,246 cases reported in 2008 compared with 5,133 in 2007.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/italytourismcrimeoffbeat


LOL. Koreans.....i heard that they're one of the best tourists (with french being one of the world's worst~it's in yahoo news) but this..LOL :)
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Posted 8/4/09
This is so funny. The thief got what he deserved. XD french is one of the worst tourists? wow, never knew that.
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Oh, wow. thanks for the news -_-;;
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i dunno if i should pity the thief...
maybe x3
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Pfftt... does the thief expect any pity? If I were in real good shape and knew some taekwondo I'd kick his ass too
But alas, I'm just a small person :[
Posted 8/4/09
so knowing martial arts does come in handy
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ROFL. that's hilarious.
My stepmom was robbed when she was in Italy too! They stole her wallet and everything, I don't think she got any of it back :/
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Posted 8/4/09
lmfao!! pwned
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This is why don't mess with Asian people. He deserved it.
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Thanks for telling us about this
Posted 8/4/09
haha~ co0l!
Posted 8/4/09
Typical Korean behaviour? I think maybe so.
Anger them and they will hunt you down.
I know. It's happened at my school. Niner angers the mob of Koreans, gets beat up, niner brings his crew, gang fight, Koreans follow one of them home, etc. Apparently it's worse in Korea.
They're known to be aggressive.
Scary Koreans are scary.
Thief deserved it, but I think they should've stopped after getting him down and disarming him.
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Posted 8/4/09
LMAO...thats freakin hilarious...i commend those 2 on that...however its quite risky...if he had a gun they'd be done for.

If that was in North America the jackass police officers would have arrested the 2 koreans and charged them for assault.

there was a case here recently where a thief tripped on his victims' roof, and sued them for faulty roofing r something...AND WON!!!!
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Posted 8/4/09
hahaha wow...sucks for the theif
and kudos for the koreans
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Cool story, bro.
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