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Foiled burglar reports Italy property owner over dog bite

A homeowner in a town in Ravenna province was reportedly summoned to his local police station after an intruder claimed he was bitten by his dog.

Foiled burglar reports Italy property owner over dog bite
The intruder was bitten by a Doberman. Photo: Oliver Clarke

Doing what all good guard dogs do, the Doberman bit the man as he tried to enter the property during the night, L'Eco Di Bergamo reported.

The story came to light through a local vet, Fabio Pansera, who wrote about his almost-burgled client’s misfortune on Facebook on January 28th.

“Yesterday a client of mine, who owns a Doberman, was summoned by the authorities because the night before, a thief tried to get into his house but was bitten by the dog,” he wrote.

“He has now reported the man and wants compensation for the bite straightaway.”

Pansera then joked that maybe dog owners ought to be teaching their pets good manners – such as wagging their tails at trespassers or offering them some biscuits – because if they attack, then they could end up in serious trouble.

Journalists at L'Eco Di Bergamo followed up on the post with the vet, who confirmed the story.

“My client wants to remain absolutely anonymous and I respect his wishes,” he said.

“I can only say that he lives in a village near me and came to me after he was summoned for the dog bite.”

The Local was unable to confirm the report with police in Bassa Romagna, where the homeowner reportedly lives.

 

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Runner dies in Italy-to-France ultra marathon

A runner taking part in an ultra-marathon in the Alps has died during the race after a fatal fall on a high-altitude mountain path, emergency services told AFP on Wednesday.

Runner dies in Italy-to-France ultra marathon
The race traverses Mont Blanc. Illustration photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

The 35-year-old from the Czech Republic was taking part in a warm-up event ahead of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, a famed endurance event that takes place every year around western Europe’s highest peak.

The man fell during the night after setting off with more than 1,000 other runners from the Italian ski resort of Courmayeur on Tuesday afternoon along the 145-kilometre course of the TDS race to Chamonix in France.

Emergency services were alerted after midnight on Wednesday and flew in a helicopter to the scene of the accident in the Bourg-Saint-Maurice district, but they were unable to revive him, local police commander Patrice Ribes told AFP.

Organisers of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, which takes places on Friday, said it was the first death in one of their events since their start in 2003.

Elsewhere in the French Alps on Wednesday, a 60-year-old climber died in the Isère region after suffering a fall of 30 metres.

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