(photo credit: AMY SPIRO)
Israeli police arrested three suspects in the southern port city of Eilat who attacked a shwarma-stand vendor with pepper spray because the pita was "torn," a police spokesman announced on Sunday.
The incident, which took place late Saturday night, transpired when the three suspects ordered food and received torn pita bread. In response, the vendor was ambushed and sprayed in the face with pepper spray before the suspects fled the scene. Police officers on the scene conducted an investigation and arrested the three suspects- all residents of Jaffa in their 20s.
The suspects were apprehended with a folding club, knife and pepper spray in their possession.
Police investigators requested an extension of the suspects' detention to continue the investigation and the Eilat Magistrate's Court extended their detention time by an additional five days.
"We will work hard against violent crimes and criminals who harm civilians. We will act to arrest the criminals in the course of collecting the evidence in order to protect the victims and to receive appropriate prison sentences," the police said.