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Italy's fugitive 'Tarzan' caught while visiting his mamma

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Italy's fugitive 'Tarzan' caught while visiting his mamma
The coast near Acireale in Sicily, where 'Tarzan' hid out. Photo: DepositPhotos"

Italian police have arrested a fugitive who used a rope to swing in and out of his forest hideout, earning him the nickname "Tarzan", local media reported on Friday.

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The man, who was sentenced to eight years for sexual and domestic violence last year, had been living in a tiny stone house hidden deep in the Timpa di Acireale nature reserve in Sicily.

The 50-year old used the rope, which was tied to a tree, to get across a small ravine into the woodland lair.

But he was tracked by police after sneaking out of the reserve near Catania to visit his mother, the reports said. 

A police video shows officers searching the man's hideout.

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