January 31, 2023

3 males who get dressed in historical costumes and take pictures with vacationers in Rome had been arrested through Italy’s State Police. The police allege they extort vacationers through tough cash after suggesting taking a selfie. 

The Questura di Roma, or Rome police division, investigated the lads, who normally stand outdoor of the Colosseum, an iconic historical amphitheater and well-liked vacationer website online within the Italian capital, dressed as gladiators or Roman Military commanders referred to as centurions.

Overseas vacationers submitted court cases in regards to the 3 males in August and September, alleging they took 500 euros – about $525 U.S. greenbacks – from them, police stated in a Fb submit.

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The lads acted in a similar way outdoor the Flavio amphitheater, inviting “sufferers” to take a photograph with them after which “demanded, even with violence and threats,” cash, the Questura di Roma stated in a Fb submit. 

A vacationer from northern Italy reported one of the vital males requested for 40 euros for a photograph, but if they refused, two of the lads allegedly threatened to overcome him after which took 150 euros.

A vacationer from Eire stated he instructed the lads he had no cash they usually allegedly compelled him to visit the closest ATM, the place he withdrew 200 euros. The lads have been upset and made him withdraw every other 50, investigators say. 

Investigators recognized the 3 males and two are being detained beneath area arrest, whilst the opposite is in custody, as a result of he did not have an appropriate position to satisfy area arrest. They’re presumed blameless till confirmed accountable. 

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