A Bnei Brak man unhappy with the paint job a at his apartment assaulted the
handyman who carried it out and held him hostage for several hours last Friday,
Tel Aviv police said Sunday.
Not satisfied with the results, the man
allegedly knocked the painter off his ladder, assaulted him, and locked him in
He also reportedly told the painter he would have to pay
him a NIS 10,000 “fine” because of his unsatisfactory work. Less clever than
cruel, 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
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
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