A Palermo serial thief was caught Friday with a copy of Dante's Divine Comedy under the seat of his motorbike.
Fabrizio Tuminiello told police after an attempted carjacking that he'd become a fan of Dante because of actor Roberto Benigni's popular TV readings from Italy's greatest poet.
Tuminiello, 41, apparently killed time between robberies with a few verses from the Comedy, police said.
The carjacker, who has a long record for theft, was taken to jail in this Sicilian city.
He was allowed to keep his copy of Dante.