If an Italian mistress had heeded the phrase ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’, she would still have ten fingers.
An Italian lovers’ spat reportedly came to a gruesome end when a woman who discovered her husband was cheating, bit his mistress’ finger off.
The revenge attack came when the wife of a business man in Naples in southern Italy found out her husband was having an affair with one of her relatives, according to Italian media reports this week.
When the women bumped into each other while out shopping in the crime-heavy Spanish Quarter of Naples, a brawl broke out in the narrow streets, despite efforts from passersby to separate them.
As the mistress pointed her finger at her rival, the wife jumped on her and bit it, severing the digit, which fell to the ground.
The injured woman was taken to hospital by ambulance to have her finger re-attached.