This is the first in a new series of featured headlines from local newpapers. They go from funny to tragic.
VIAGGI, SCOUT OCCUPANO L'AGENZIA
Il Mattino di Padova, front page story
"TRIPS, SCOUTS OCCUPY THE TRAVEL AGENCY"
A group of 20 boy and girl scouts based in Crespano del Grappa found out their tickets had never been purchased to go to Brazil. They found this out yesterday when they showed up at the airport, bags in hand. It is suspected that the Euro 15,000 they spent back in January for the July departure had just been pocketed by the travel agency's owner, Vito Barbieri. The scouts had planned a 20-day mission in the South American country.
Once the group and its organizers realized the truffa (scam), they promptly occupied the travel agency in Padua, where they had deposited their money. Despite spending all day there, no real answers were given.
Now the police are on Vito's tail.