Scenes like from a movie – this is how the policemen describe what happened in Szczytno (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship). The drunk 34-year-old first set fire to his rented apartment and the outbuilding on the property, then broke thirteen windows with a chainsaw and destroyed the car. He calmed down only after the 70-year-old owner of the house and car knocked the saw out of his hands after throwing a piece of wood at him.
On Sunday (November 14), just before 11 a.m., a 70-year-old resident of Szczytno called the police station, who said that a 34-year-old he knew had set fire to the shed and destroyed the car with a chainsaw.
– This report put the policemen from Szczycień and immediately went to the indicated address at Kazimierza Wielkiego Street – says Sgt. Izabela Cyganiuk from the County Police Headquarters in Szczytno.
He also destroyed the car’s body in a frenzy
According to the findings of the uniforms, the 34-year-old first set fire to the flat he rented, and then the woodshed – a farm building used to store firewood. Then he broke 13 shafts with a chainsaw and destroyed the gate leading to the property.
– As if that were the case, not much he destroyed the body of the Opel Meriva vehicle, which belonged to a 70-year-old – adds the policewoman.
When the police arrived, the 34-year-old was calm
When the uniforms arrived, they found firefighters extinguishing the burning buildings.
– The 34-year-old was calm. He even had the firefighters dressed. Earlier, he was “calmed down” by a 70-year-old who threw a piece of wood at him, which caused the saw to fall out of his hands – our interlocutor relates.
The senior captain Łukasz Wróblewski from the County Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Szczytno informs that the man had a cut finger wound. – However, when it comes to the fire, it was quickly extinguished – he emphasizes.
He himself was shocked that he set fire to the apartment where his belongings were
The 34-year-old at the time of his arrest had over two per mille of alcohol in his body.
– During the interrogation, he admitted to the charges against him, but was not able to rationally explain his behavior. He was not in conflict with the landlord or other tenants. He explained the whole incident with a strong state of intoxication. He himself was shocked, because he actually set fire to the flat he rented, which also contained his belongings – says Sr. Sgt. Cyganiuk.
He will be held liable under the conditions of recidivism
The man has committed the offense of damaging someone else’s property and has already served a prison sentence for similar offenses in the past five years. So he will be held liable under the conditions of recidivism. He is facing a sentence of up to seven and a half years in prison.
The 70-year-old aggrieved party assessed the value of the losses at PLN 35 thousand. zloty.
The incident took place on one of the properties at Kaziemierza Wielkiego Street in Szczytno
Main photo source: KP of the State Fire Service in Szczytno