April Fool’s special: Tourists behaving badly

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    It seemed like a good idea at the time. Finnish tourist Marko Kulju was looking for a unique souvenir to take home from his visit to the Easter Islands. He thought he’d help himself to a chunk off a Moai, the huge, ancient statues carved from volcanic rock to honour deceased ancestors. The thief was caught with a lump of one of the ears and charged ($19,100). The mayor of the region was so angry that he proposed taking revenge on the twentysomething tourist by hacking off his earlobe.

    Then there’s Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid bronze statue: That girl has gone through hell and back many times while minding her own business, quietly watching over the happenings in Copenhagen Harbour. She has been beheaded twice, had her arm amputated, splashed with unflattering paint six times, and been pushed off her perched by explosives.

    Or note the case of a British woman who, after a 10-hour drinking binge, got carried away with her newly found Irish drinking buddy and had sex with him in the back of a taxi. In New York City, this might have been considered comical. Trouble is, the couple was in Dubai, a strict Islamic state not keen on transient shagging. The randy couple faced three years in jail, but lucked out with a sentence of just three months behind bars.

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