House arrest also applies to dogsby Roberta Lunghini - 2015.11.13
In Italy, people under house arrest mustn't leave their homes, not even to take the dog for a walk. The defendant in question, who had been convicted of evasion, was surprised by the police about thirty metres from his home, in slippers and pyjamas “while taking the dog out to do its business”. The Supreme Court, taking into account the serious criminal record of the accused, rejected his defence, in which he argued that he was obliged to take his four-legged friend outside. The dog had undergone surgery a few days earlier, the apartment block's lift wasn't working and his wife was not able to carry the dog down the stairs.
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