Thursday, July 7, 2011

After Four Years in an Airport German Man Decides it's Time to Go Home


A German Viktor Navorski who fled from his wife and family and then lived for four years at Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) in Spain because he had nowhere else to go has decided to fly home.

Architect Rene Becker, 57, vanished four years ago from his home in Mainz after accusing his wife Edith, 51, of cheating on him and having an affair.

After living at the airport for four years, he became the focus of a German newspaper article one week ago. He has received an unexpected visit this week when his daughter Patricia, 24, and wife flew to see him to persuade him to come home. They had not tried to contact him, believing that he had managed to acquire a luxury villa in Spain - not realising he had spent all his money years ago.

Pushing a grubby suitcase and with a huge beard, Becker burst into tears when he saw the pair in the airport lounge. He said: "I think I might have made a mistake. I think it's time for me to come home to Germany."

The article published last week revealed how Becker had been allowed to wash in the local police station, had eaten in the airport canteen for a special price of two Euros and earned cash by helping out around the airport.

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