Man holds painter hostage over sub-par job

Bnei Brak man unhappy with the paint job a handyman performed assaulted the man and held him hostage for several hours.

September 23, 2012 19:35
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police car 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)


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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 the apartment.

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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 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.

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