Doctor under investigation after cutting the internet cable from a cafe in Bucharest with a machete where he caused a fire in December / He was drunk and under the influence of benzodiazepines

A neurologist from Bucharest, under the influence of alcohol combined with drugs from the benzodiazepine category, is being investigated under judicial control, being accused of having cut the internet cable and a lighting sensor in a cafe in Sector 1 with a machete. In December , he allegedly entered the same cafe, where he set fire to a room.

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According to a press release from the Capital Police, on Sunday, police officers from the 1st Precinct caught red-handed and subsequently detained a 33-year-old man, accused of destruction. He was placed under judicial control for 60 days.

The investigation was launched after the 1st Police Department was notified by calling 112, by a woman, that around 01:00 she noticed on the video cameras that a person had entered a cafe in the 1st District and had cut the power cable provision of internet services, as well as the power cable related to the lighting sensor, located outside the premises.

The man – who had a machete with a blade of approximately 55 centimeters – was caught near the door of the cafe, he was summoned by the police, but he tried to run away, the Capital Police say.

After expanding the investigations, the investigators determined that the man also caused destruction in the same cafe on December 16, when he allegedly set fire to the storage room, destroying several goods, including electronic items, with a damage of approximately 7,000 lei.

Judicial sources told that the man is a specialist neurologist at the Dorobanti Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and at the time of committing the acts he was under the influence of alcohol and some drugs from the benzodiazepine category.

The police was alerted by the manager of the Zato cafe, and when the police arrived, the man tried to escape, running into the adjacent streets and being caught at the entrance to a nearby block of flats.

Based on the images made available by the cafe’s administrator, it was established that on December 16 he entered the Zota cafe and set fire to the goods storage area.

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