Stet by Ria Bacon

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

News in brief

From today's Metro paper
She hasn't eaten for 24 hours since her beloved dog, "Ribbon", disappeared in front of Manin school in Esquilino. Bereft of hope, the mother of the 5-year-old bimba has offered a 500 euro reward for finding the dog.
Mother locked up by grown son
After the umpteenth argument in months, a Spinaceto man locked his 75-year-old mother in her bedroom. She managed to escape out the window and got help. The Carabinieri arrested her 45-year-old son, who had destroyed walls and furniture in the apartment.

As the man was dragged away in cuffs, I heard him sob, "I know she sold my dog ... Ribbon, where are yoouu?"