According to court documents, a man from Queens set fire to a restaurant in Bangladesh, claiming that it was not serving what he ordered.
“I am very drunk. I ordered chicken biryani rice but they didn’t bring me that. So I went crazy and threw the food out.” Choephel Norbu, 49, told police after he was arrested because the restaurant filed a complaint.
“I bought a can of gasoline, poured it into the store and lit it on fire. The fire broke out so it caught me.” The man recounted the process of setting fire and ran from the scene with his clothes and shoes also on fire.
According to the restaurant staff, Norbu ordered chicken from Ittadi Garden and Grill in Jackson Heights on the evening of October 1, but when he received it, he insisted it was not what he ordered. .
“He ordered chicken biriyani and the staff behind the counter took the order. But when the food was brought to his face, he shouted “what is this?”, after hearing the staff reply “this is your chicken biriyani”, he threw it in their faces. We don’t know why he threw it in the employee’s face. He’s just crazy!” Jahana Rahman, a waitress at the restaurant, said.
From the prosecutor’s judgment combined with the footage obtained by the surveillance camera outside the restaurant, the suspect returned angrily to the restaurant at about 6 a.m. the next morning, hesitated outside and when observing There were no people around, he poured flammable substances into the restaurant through the iron grid.
Finally, he bent down to light the fire, causing the fire to start suddenly, and then ran away with his shoes and clothes also caught on fire.
Although no one else was injured except for him, the fire broke the restaurant’s windows, damaged the air conditioning unit, and damaged several other properties with total damage of more than $1,500. about 36 million VND).
Over the next week and a half, the police team and fire brigade teamed up, reviewed the recorded video and wanted Norbu flyers, and arrested him within a day.
On October 18, this man had to appear in court to plead guilty for his criminal offense.
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