September 11, 1997 in Nation/World

Insult To Injury


A London judge fined Fabio Piras, above, a 20-year-old Sardinian tourist, $160 Wednesday for stealing a teddy bear left as a tribute to Princess Diana. Leaving the courthouse, a man punched Fabio Piras in the face. “My Diana! She was the queen of everybody’s hearts,” the man said. Piras admitted stealing the teddy bear and said he wanted to give it and an attached condolence card from a child to his girlfriend. The bear was one of hundreds of thousands of tributes left for the princess, who died Aug. 31 in a car crash in Paris. The condolence card said: “Diana, we love you.”

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