Mac & Mike's Pick: Terrorism by Mice

By WEEK Producer

February 28, 2011 Updated Feb 28, 2011 at 11:33 PM CDT

Is all fair in love and war? ...how about business? In Pennsylvania, police are looking into a very odd case of alleged intimidation by rodent...

It began at Verona's Pizza on in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania….after a man carrying a bag came in and asked to use the restroom. When the man acted suspicious, the owner inspected the bathroom.

Fanis Facas, Pizza Shop Owner said "There were footprints on the toilet seat."

And, the drop ceiling had been disturbed. Reaching inside..he found the man's bag…with mice inside it.

Two officers who were eating lunch at the time at his Shop then spotted the same man…across the street at Uncle Nick's
Pizza. Inside Nick's Pizza shop, police found another bag of live mice thrown into a trashcan.

"This is outrageous, how could anyone do this? This is how I feed my kids," Harry Saritsogleu Uncle Nick's Pizza.

Police promptly arrested as 47-year-old Nicholas Galiatsatos, who-as it turns out-is the owner of Bella's Pizza shop a few blocks away.

Police say Galiatsatos was having a mouse problem -and blamed his competitors.

Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby Police Superintendent said "We call it, kind of tongue in cheek, terrorism by mice or the great pizza war".

Galiatsatos is charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, harassment, and cruelty to animals.

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