A 30-year-old man who claimed to have been fed up with the troubles of his wife has begged the police to arrest him, saying “I want to go to jail, I can’t stand my wife anymore”.
The Albanian national from Guidonia, a town on the outskirts of Rome had spent several months under house arrest for drug crimes, and still had several years left to finish serving his sentence, according to a report attributed to the AFP
“Arrest me, I can’t stand being at home with my wife anymore, I prefer prison,” the young man told the police.
According to him, his wife was so troublesome that they have always been quarrelling, a situation that made the prison more preferable to his own home.
Captain Francesco Giacomo Ferrante of the Tivoli Carabinieri is quoted as saying: “He lived at home with his wife and family. It wasn’t going well anymore. He said, ‘Listen, my domestic life has become hell, I can’t do it anymore, I want to go to jail.’”
Following the man’s plea, the carabinieri reportedly informed the judicial authority and transferred him to prison for breaking the terms of his house arrest.