Italy’s fugitive ‘Tarzan’ caught while visiting his mamma

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.

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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