A man from Como, Italy, got into an argument with his wife and ended walking for 280 miles. The man reportedly walked for seven days until he ended up in Fano.
Incidentally, the unnamed husband also got hit with a fine of 400 euros, or about $485, for breaking coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions.
The man was initially stopped by police because he was walking along the road at around 2 a.m, which is well past the curfew that has been imposed due to the virus.
People in the region were being asked to stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m, a rule that the man had clearly been breaking.
The man was arrested without any problems, but he was surely unhappy about the fines he received.
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The man’s wife had reported him missing the week before, telling police that he left their home on foot after a confrontation.
The man wanted to remain anonymous, but he did speak to the local press without revealing his name.
He spoke with the Italian newspaper il Resto del Carlino, saying that he walked an average of 50 miles each day since leaving his house.
“I ate and drank because the people I met along the way offered water and food. I’m fine, just a little tired,” he said.
He also said that some people had stopped to help him along the way.
Local law enforcement later provided the man with lodging at a nearby hotel until his wife could make the trip to pick him up.
It is not clear what the pair’s initial argument was about, or if they were able to set aside their differences after they were reunited. Hopefully, he was able to cool off after his long walk, and maybe he learned to control his temper a bit better.
Restrictions have increased in recent weeks throughout Italy once again, as the country faces a surge in numbers that was even worse than the beginning of the pandemic.
On Friday, Italy set a new record for their highest death toll since the pandemic began with 993 COVID-19 victims in one day.