A NATO officer serving at the US naval base of Souda, Crete, nearly strangled a taxi driver who to taking him to his work place.
The taxi driver had picked up the foreign national in the city of Chania and was taking him to Souda base.
Suddenly and without a reason, the NATO officer grabbed the driver’s throat and started to press.
Caught by surprise and in panic, the driver managed to turn the vehicle’s wheel to the opposite traffic lane, stopped the car and began to call for help.
Another taxi driver rushed and freed his colleague from the hands of the NATO officer who seemed to be in frenzy.
Police who rushed to the area, arrested the NATO officer who is to face justice.
Local Cretapost.gr, notes that such incidents with NATO officers occur quite often. “Either under the influence of alcohol or of other substance, NATO officers cause upheavals and quarrels for significant reasons.”
PS I am not so sure the NATO officer will face Greek justice. They do have some kind of immunity, don;t they?