A husband went for a 280-mile walk to calm down after an argument with his wife. He then got fined for breaching coronavirus lockdown regulations.

A husband went for a 280-mile walk to calm down after an argument with his wife. He then got fined for breaching coronavirus lockdown regulations.
Italian police officers patrol a street during curfew.Gregorio Borgia/AP
  • An unnamed Italian husband walked 280 miles to calm down after arguing with his wife.
  • He was hiking for a week before the police found him.
  • Italy has a strict curfew between 10 pm and 5 am. The man was fined for breaching this regulation.
  • The man was "a little tired" but otherwise healthy, according to the Italian newspaper il Resto del Carlino.

An unnamed Italian man hiked for a week in an attempt to calm himself down after arguing with his wife.

The 48-year-old left Como, in the north of Italy, and traveled 280 miles south over a period of a week.

He walked about 40 miles a day in an attempt to soothe his anger, according to the Independent.
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Eventually, the man reached Fano - a beach resort on the Adriatic coast.

Across Italy, current lockdown regulations mean that a nationwide curfew is in place between 10 pm and 5 am.

The police, performing a standard search for rule-breakers, came across the man at roughly 2 am.
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They questioned him and were reportedly shocked to discover that he'd covered such a distance.

After inputting his details into a database, the police confirmed that his wife had reported him missing. Subsequently, they fined him €400 ($485) for breaching the curfew. They then put him up in a hotel, according to the Italian newspaper il Resto del Carlino.
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Despite traveling such a great distance on foot, the man was not injured. He told the paper: "I'm fine. I'm just a little tired."

He also revealed that, during his journey, strangers offered him food and drinks.

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