An Israeli tourist in Venice took a currency exchange worker hostage after complaining he got a bad rate, police say

Business Insider | 10/24/2019 | Alexandra Ma
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A 46-year-old Israeli man has been arrested for an alleged kidnapping in Venice after holding a currency exchange office employee hostage over what he perceived as a bad rate, multiple reports say.

The man was trying to exchange $100 into euros, but was unhappy with the amount of money he got back, CNN, Il Gazzettino, and The Times of Israel reported, citing police.

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He tried to get the office to return his $100 and, in order to force that, he barricaded himself in the building, lowered the shutters, and held a female employee inside her booth, the outlets reported.

Police arrested him and he was not given his money back, CNN reported.

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An Israeli tourist in Venice took a currency exchange employee hostage because he was unhappy with his exchange rate, multiple reports say, citing Italian police.

The 46-year-old man was arrested for an alleged kidnapping after he took hostage the female employee and barricaded himself inside the currency exchange office after receiving what he deemed a bad exchange rate, CNN and The Times of Israel reported, citing a police statement.

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He was arrested on Tuesday, Italy's regional Il Gazzettino newspaper reported.

The Israeli had been in Venice for several days at the time of the incident, and was trying to exchange $100 into euros at an exchange office in the Rialto area, CNN and Il Gazzettino reported.

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