A man who disappeared in Palermo, Italy – and has been sought by Interpol since 2011 – has been found by police in Madrid. Police officers have not been able to reconstruct the missing years of Marcello Volpe because the man has not yet spoken and only communicates with hand gestures and incomprehensible phrases written on notes.
Officers were able to contact the man’s mother in Palermo and confirm his identity. They had linked the man to the disappearance case from 2011 due to a wrist scar listed on Volpe’s Interpol profile.
Marcello Volpe was found walking barefoot and disorientated in Torrejon de Ardoz, a locality of Madrid.
Different Italian media had reported sightings of Volpe in the northern Italian town of Forli and Bologna last year. Other reports placed Volpe in Trento and Ravenna in 2014. None were confirmed.
Volpe, 26, has been taken to a medical facility for further evaluation. He will soon be reunited with his family, who are en route to Madrid.
Gypsies snatch babies and children to use them as beggars and thieves. The kids are beaten and abused, with some even deliberately disfigured to increase their earning potential, as disabled beggars generate more income. Those who do not beg are forced to pick pockets, wash car windscreens, or shoplift. The children have to give every penny of their loot to the men in control. Children under fourteen years of age cannot be prosecuted in Europe. That’s why Gypsies use many children for their scams.
Famous economist Adam Smith at the age of four was kidnapped by Gypsies, though prompt action by his uncle soon effected his rescue. “He would have made, I fear, a poor Gypsy,” commented John Rae, his main biographer. A band of gypsies stole him away while visiting his grandfather. A posse was formed, the gypsy band was caught up with, and little Adam was soon returned to his mother. How different the history of economic ideas might have been if instead of his release, Adam Smith had grown up among the gypsies and made a living picking pockets!