NEW JERESEY (MY9NJ) - It's as Shakespearean as it gets. Major drama, mistaken identity, two cities worlds apart and tragedy averted. The setting? Verona. Well, two very different Veronas.
On Thursday, the Verona NJ police department received a strange email from a Chinese student in the United Kingdom warning the police that another Chinese student in Verona had threatened to take her own life.
The suicidal student was, in fact, living and studying in Verona -- Italy, that is, the setting of Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet."
Quick thinking by Verona New Jersey Police Chief Mitchell Stern may just have saved a female's life across the Atlantic Ocean.