A 29-year-old Romanian man broke into a house in Csepel, took 30,000 forints (EUR 83), then physically abused a bus driver while under the influence of alcohol.
The events took place in May 2020, reports Magyarország Ügyészsége (prosecutor’s office of Hungary) in a Facebook post. The post also informs that the perpetrator, after having broken into the victim’s house, knocked down the owner, threatened him with a knife, and demanded his valuables. In the end, he took money and a mobile phone worth 30,000 forints (EUR 83).
However, he did not stop there.
24.hu found out details about the case. As they wrote, ”the man climbed over the fence of the house in Csepel, kicked in the front door, and then struck the man inside on his forehead with such force that he fell unconscious and fell to the ground. The perpetrator then closed the front door from the inside, put away the key, splashed his victim with water, and sat him down on the bed in the room. He then picked up a bread knife in the kitchen and threatened the man with it.” The victim did not do what the criminal told him, that is why the perpetrator started searching for valuables to take.
A few months later, in October, the 29-year-old man got on a bus while under the influence of alcohol and later got violent.
The bus driver commented on his behaviour and the fact that he bothered him while driving. As the bus got closer to the last stop, the man walked over to the driver, who told him to get off the bus. In Hungary, passengers usually have to get off the bus at the last stop because even if they are travelling to the following stop on the bus route, drivers have a break at the end of each route, at the last stop. Of course, if they take a break, they lock the bus door, and no passengers are allowed to stay in the vehicle. However, the man apparently got angry at the bus driver’s request, and he attacked him. He hit the driver, then kicked him in the thigh.
The Prosecutor’s Office in districts XX, XXI, and XXII of Budapest pressed charges against the man.
At the preparatory hearing, the court found the accused guilty of the crime of robbery and violence. He was sentenced to six years in prison, six years of disqualification from public affairs, and was banned from the country for six years. The prosecution appealed the decision.
At the preparatory hearing of the case, the accused confessed to having committed the crimes and waived his right to a trial. In the end, the defendant and his attorney filed an appeal.
Source: Facebook/Magyarország Ügyészsége, 24.hu