The Policía Nacional arrested a man when they caught him trying to smash a door down with a lump hammer; he claimed that it used to be his flat.
The police had received a call via the 091 emergency number from neighbours in a block of flats in Calle Doctor Gras y Granollers, in the La Chana district of the city. They obligingly nipped around and found the man, armed with a lump hammer and a chisel, busy at work prizing the frame from off the wall. Confronted by the two policemen’s raised eyebrows, he offered by way of explanation that the flat used to be his – fair – so they put the cuffs on him and led him away.
Back at the police station they looked up who was the owner and informed him. Much was their surprise when he informed them that the Policía Local had phoned him that very morning to tell him that somebody had gained access to the flat and had torched the interior. He had consequently gone there to find that somebody had beaten the door frame out of the front door and, as pointed out by the other police force, burnt parts of the interior.
We at the Seaside Gazette are left wondering how somebody could set fire to the interior of a flat without anybody amongst the neighbours noticing…
(News: Metropolitan Granada, Granada, Andalucia)