Pizza Owner Planted Mice On Competitor

March 2nd, 2011 by Staff

Cops: Man Put Mice In Shop As Officers Ate There

UPPER DARBY, Pa. – A pizza feud outside Philadelphia turned ugly on Monday, after a pizzeria owner is arrested for planting mice at a competitors’ restaurant.

Nickolas Galiatsatos, 47, the owner of Nina’s Bella Pizzeria in Upper Darby, Pa., after he was allegedly caught red handed place a bag of mice in the bathroom of another pizza place.

Upper Darby police chief Michael Chitwood labeled the incident as “food terrorism.”

Police say Galiatsatos walked into Verona Pizza on West Chester Pike on Monday afternoon and asked to use the bathroom, in front of two patrons.

The owner of Verona’s went into the bathroom and saw a footprint on top of the toilet, and he alerted the two patrons, who happened to be police officers.

The cops found the mice inside a bag planted inside a ceiling tile.

The officers then went outside and saw Galiatsatos walking into another pizzeria with a bag in his hand.

Officers said Galiatsatos entered and left the second pizza place, and officers found a second bag of mice in a trash can.

Galiatsatos is charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and animal cruelty.

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