The mayor of Easter Island Pedro Edmunds Paoa says that the Finnish tourist that cut part of an ear from one of the island’s famous Moai-statues should pay for his crime with his own ear.
“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth as the saying goes. An ear for an ear, that would be justice according to my understanding”, the mayor said to Chilean radio yesterday, according to the the Finnish news agency FNB-STT via Vasabladet’s website.
The mayor was clearly not placated by the Finnish tourist’s letter of apology in which he wrote that he deeply regretted his actions and apologised to the Chilean authorities and Easter Island’s residents.
The 26-year old Finnish tourist cut a part of the ear off of the 4 metre high statue on Easter Sunday and is now waiting to find out his penalty on Easter Island. In similar cases this has been a fine.