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Irate Cretan Woman Sets Fire to Privates of Reportedly Offensive British Tourist

By August 6, 2009

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I'm not sure if this qualifies as a travel warning or not - but if you're planning on being an apparently drunken lout on your vacation in Greece, you might think twice about doing so on Crete.

An as-yet unidentified Cretan woman is being hailed as a "hero" for attempting to douse the ardor of an allegedly unzipped British tourist using a handy, high-proof liqueur, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. When that failed to stop him from grabbing her, she lit the liquid-soaked area with a lighter. He was rushed to the hospital; she turned herself into the police, stating that she acted in self-defense.

The attack took place along the northern coast of Crete, in the town of Malia which has been in the news lately for other incidents involving rowdy barhoppers.

What is also interesting is that the Telegraph states that his medical costs are being covered by his travel insurance company. If the story is accurate, it's ironic that someone who was obviously concerned about keeping himself fully covered in the insurance sense would end up in this situation. I suspect that future policies may include a new exclusion - "does not cover risks associated with drunken assaults on Cretan women". But hey, for the average and hopefully more sensible traveler, it's yet another good reminder to consider buying travel insurance.

"Hero" Greek woman sets fire to drunken Briton's genitals

August 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm
(1) Emma says:

You don’t know all the facts only her side of the story her legal team have posted the day before she goes to court. I know these are not the full facts so don’t judge him when he is in his hospital bed fending off people trying to get him to accept cash to drop his complaint against her.

August 12, 2009 at 10:31 am
(2) AK says:

Hm… We certainly only have one side of the story. Apparently, according to other sources, she just poured the drink on him and he lit it himself while trying to put a cigarette on. In any case, allow me to put more credibility on someone who did not have her reproductive organs in the air. It is about time we start behaving like normal people when we go around traveling!

August 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm
(3) AbZorba says:

Gee, only one side to the story. And what about past Brit behavior? Soccer game animals not just in Britain but all over the continent. Seems to me that any rowdy wanker who waves his privates at a woman gets what he deserves. He’s lucky her name wasn’t Lorina Bobbitopolous. Better a wrinkled and wizzened carrot than having to get an implant.

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