Italian couple arrested after gondola joyride

A young Italian couple in Venice have been arrested for theft and reckless endangerment after taking a drunken joyride in a gondola.

Gondolas in Venice.

Gondolas in Venice. Image by Boss Tweed / CC BY 2.0

The couple, who had been out drinking, stole one of the traghetto gondolas, which are owned by the city council and used to ferry people across the Grand Canal. They sailed it along the canal, but when they came to a dark spot their tiredness got the better of them, and they were discovered by a police patrol fast asleep in the floating boat. Read more:

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