In Venice, police have detained two tourists who rode electric surfboards down the Grand Canal. The trick of the travelers was caught on video, it was published by the mayor of the city, Luigi Brugnaro, on his Twitter account.
The footage posted shows how two men in shorts and T-shirts are having fun on the water when gondolas and boats pass by them – because of this unusual way of spending time, tourists were called “morons” online.
Ecco due imbecilli prepotenti che si fanno beffa della Città… chiedo a tutti di aiutarci a individuarli per punirli anche se le nostre armi sono davvero spuntate… servono urgentemente più poteri ai Sindaci in tema di sicurezza pubblica!
A chi li individua offro una cena! pic.twitter.com/DV2ONO3hUs
— Luigi Brugnaro (@LuigiBrugnaro) August 17, 2022
“Two idiots are mocking the city. Help identify them!” — wrote the mayor of Venice.
On the same day, the men were detained by the police – they were fined $ 1,350 each, the boards were confiscated and they were asked to leave the city. In addition, tourists want to sue for damaging the image of the city.
According to the New York Post, in Venice there are strict rules of behavior near the canals – you can’t swim in them, and you can’t sit on the steps of monuments located near the water.