Human Interest Man Goes on 280-Mile Walk amid Quarantine After Fight with His Wife — and Gets Fined: Report The 48-year-old man reportedly left his home in Como, Italy and walked for a week until he was stopped by police in Fano and fined over $400 By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 8, 2020 02:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Man walking at night. Photo: Getty An Italian man who went for a cool-down walk following an argument with his wife ended up trekking over 200 miles, only to be fined for breaking quarantine curfew, according to a local report. The 48-year-old man walked for a week until he was stopped by police on a coastal highway in Fano, Italy, which is 280 miles away from his home in Como, local newspaper Il Resto del Carlino reported, according to the BBC. While speaking to authorities at 2 a.m. local time, the man reportedly told them, "I came here on foot, I didn't use any transport," and noted that along his lengthy journey, "I met people who offered me food and drink." "I'm OK, just a bit tired," added the man, who became known as the "Forrest Gump" of Italy on social media after walking a total of 60 km (37.2 miles) per day, the local newspaper reported, per the BBC. College Student Bikes Across Europe for 48 Days After Flights Home Were Canceled amid Pandemic Authorities told Il Resto del Carlino that when they found the man "wandering aimlessly," he appeared "lucid and focused," according to Il Globo News. Despite his attempts to explain the situation, police reportedly fined the man €400 ($485) for being out past the city's mandated COVID-19 quarantine curfew. They later checked the man's ID in their database and learned that his wife had reported him missing. Authorities then contacted his wife, who traveled to Fano to get her wandering husband, who was put up in a hotel until she arrived, Il Resto del Carlino reported. RELATED VIDEO: Man Set to Finish His Cross Country Ride on Shared Citi Bike In the wake of the fine, users on social media expressed their opinions over the story and argued that the man should not have been given a penalty, according to the BBC. Some people reportedly said he should have been rewarded with a pair of new shoes, while others were simply curious about the disagreement. "Must have been one heck of a fight," wrote one user. "I really need to know what their fight was about," tweeted another person. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from the WHO and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.