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“Before Columbus” Author Teaches Brits about Jaywalking

Since Felipe Fernandez-Armesto wrote Before Columbus
Exploration and Colonization from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1229-1492
, he has gone on to great fame in his field. Thanks to an encounter with the Atlanta Police Department, that fame was recently expanded.

From What every Brit should know about jaywalking,  the BBC’s cautionary online article:

It is a cautionary tale for any traveller –
distinguished historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto tried to cross the
road while in Atlanta for the conference of the American Historical
Association, only to find himself in handcuffs and surrounded by armed
police.