A Bnei Brak man unhappy with the paint job a handyman performed at his apartment assaulted the man and held him hostage for several hours last Friday, Tel Aviv police said Sunday.
Not happy with the paint job, the man allegedly knocked the painter off his ladder, assaulted him, and locked him in his apartment. He reportedly told the man he would also have to pay him an NIS 10,000 “fine” because of the paint job.
The suspect reportedly fell asleep after a few hours, at which point the painter made his getaway, slipping out the front door while his captor slept.
The 32-year-old suspect has a history of criminal offenses, police confirmed Sunday. Tel Aviv police said the man could face charges of assault and false imprisonment, but that they would probably not seek a kidnapping charge against him.