July 28, 2009

Urinating in canal angers Venice mayor

The mayor of Venice, Italy, says he lectured and called the police on a man he caught urinating into a canal.

Mayor Massimo Cacciari said he came upon a Portuguese tourist urinating into the canal Monday night, ANSA reported Tuesday.

I saw a gentleman peeing in a canal and took the liberty of telling him that he probably wouldn't do so in his living room, Cacciari said. I then called the city police to clear things up.

Police fined the man $70.