French hitchhiker arrested for flipping out after 4 days without a ride


Hitchhiking can be an exhilarating experience for the brazen, but a frustrated Frenchman travelling in New Zealand has found it to be quite the ordeal.

Cedric Claude Rene Rault-Verpre, 27, couldn't get a lift out of the small town of Punakaiki, so he allegedly took out his anger at road signs in the area.

Witnesses said they saw him verbally abuse people, threw rocks at a sign, while another sign had appeared to have been pulled out and thrown into the nearby Punakaiki River.

"We found one in the bushes last night and one had been thrown in the river," local man Neil Mouat told

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