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Police stop Italians from doing a runner at San Fermin…and make them leave a tip

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Police stop Italians from doing a runner at San Fermin…and make them leave a tip
People in the streets in Pamplona during San Fermin. Photo: AFP
15:23 CEST+02:00
A rowdy group of Italians took the tradition of “running” during Pamplona’s famous festival just a little too far by attempting to bolt of a restaurant without paying.

Officers from the regional police force of Navarra were called in after a group of 15 Italians left the restaurant without paying their bill, which amounted to a whopping €620.

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The group had each ordered the special Menu del San Fermin – although one diner opted instead for a plate of salmon tartar – ending with a shot of the local liqor but when the bill finally came, shortly after midnight on Friday night, the group attempted to abscond.

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The festival, which starts on July 6th and continues for eight days, attracts more than a million to the city.

Each morning, hundreds of runners participate in the encierros, when six bulls charge through the narrow cobbled streets of Pamplona to the bullring.

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