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.