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Quarrel over squirrel ends in violence

Ramat Gan man attacks pizza parlor worker, torches his bike after latter refuses to hand over his pet rodent

A Ramat Gan resident was indicted at the Tel Aviv District Court Sunday for arson, after he torched a man's motorbike because the latter failed to give him his squirrel.


According to the complainant's testimony, Anton Surami, 25, arrived at the complainant's place of work, a pizza parlor in Ramat Gan, last week. The complainant was carrying his pet squirrel in his fanny pack, and upon seeing the small rodent, Surami grabbed it and demanded to take it with him. The complainant refused and took the squirrel back.


Later that day, Surami phoned the complainant and told him that if he doesn't return to the pizza parlor with his squirrel, he would set fire to his house. Alarmed by the threat, the complainant obeyed and met Surami at the place, tried to calm him down and even promised to buy him his own pet.


But the appeasement efforts proved futile, and Surami responded by shoving the complainant, slapping him, and running toward him with a kitchen knife. Two hours later, Surami torched the complainant's bike that was parked under his house.


In light of the indictment, the State Prosecution asked that Surami's arrest be extended.


פרסום ראשון: 06.10.07, 11:59
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