While the French are cracking down on people walking around in bathing suits, the Italians are dealing with the case of the over-oiled sun bather. Anzio beach has not seen such fierce fighting since the Fifth Army’s VI Corps landed in 1944. The cause was a single Italian woman who was putting on sun lotion in a “sensual” way. The woman is described by police as “attractive” and topless. A mother brought the charge and said that the scene was a distraction for her sons aged 12 and 14.
The 26-year-old woman is identified only as Luisa but breathlessly described by the Italian police who investigated the matter thoroughly. The police report that they “took her details and she argued, still topless, that she could so no harm in what she was doing as it was a public beach.” The spokesman made sure to add, again, that “[f]rom what I heard she was very attractive.”
In the meantime, six local banks were likely robbed and the local art museum looted while the local police were investigating the matter.