Monday, October 22, 2012

Man arrested for holding up a Tel Aviv shawarma stand

I don't think a news item ever matched the title of this blog so perfectly. Apparently, he didn't want their stinking money, just Tahini sauce. Drool inducing photo of some generic Shawarma place included. (note to Israelis, in the US you usually put a mug shot, but staring at a Shawarma this morning is fun)

Your shawarma or your life

A 33-year-old Kfar Saba resident was arrested Monday morning after he threatened restaurant workers in Tel Aviv at gunpoint, demanding to be served shawarma.

Shawarma is a dish of grilled meat, usually turkey or lamb, shaved off a large block kept rotating on a spit and served in a pita or wrap.

A short time after the suspect fled the scene, police received a report of a man who matched the description of the restaurant robber also threatening the owners of the nightclub HaOman 17.

The suspect was finally arrested at a checkpoint set up at the entrance to Kfar Saba. He was set to go before the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court for a remand hearing.
Note, the checkpoint wasn't there for the Shawarma robber. Nope, one of Kfar Saba's entrances leads to the wild lands of Palestinian Authority and settlements.

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