A 59-year-old owner of a deli shop in Eindhoven has to spend three weeks in jail for assaulting cops during a check on mouthcaps.
The man resisted violently during his arrest after violating coronavirus rules. He took a boa in the hold and kicked a cop.
The cops and boas came by the store on January 8th and saw that the employees were not wearing any mouthcaps. The owner of the case refused to cooperate and was apprehended, but that did not go without a blow.
A police officer who got kicked from the shopkeeper demanded 400 euro compensation in court, writes Omroep Brabant. Shes still mentally affected by the incident, and her knee is still hurting. The boa that has been taken in the hold has not yet been forgotten that day. He was terrified and thought he was gonna be strangled.
“Something in me snapped.”
The defendant said in the court in Den Bosch that he couldnt remember much of it. “Something must have snapped inside of me,” he said to the judge. According to him, that was because his partner would have been cut to the ground by a boa.
The shopkeeper has no criminal record. He said the trapped fell hard on him. He wouldnt have worn a mouthcap because he had an immune disease, he told the judge. Breathing in a mouthcap would damage his immune system and make him forgetful.
The prosecutors office spoke in court of bouncing violence against emergency services. Previously, the shopkeeper didnt want to cooperate with a check. “We take violence against enforcement and the police very seriously. In addition, the defendant has completely unsubstantiated and plausible his story about a medical reason for not wearing a mouthcap,” said the prosecutor.
The states office demanded three months in prison, but the police justice finally decided to six weeks in prison, three of which are on probation. Also, the retailer must pay compensation to the agent. Hes been in custody for 12 days now.