Giovanni di Stefano, from Palermo, was so excited his wife thought he would have a heart attack and dialled 999.
"The police didn't do anything but their presence had the desired effect. He lost interest in his love life pretty quickly," said a family friend.
Terrified wife Carla, 69, told police: "He is 82-years-old and so I thought so much love could have lethal consequences." (ananova.com)