Two scandalous events happened recently in the capital of Hungary, Budapest: a supermarket customer was accused of stealing, and children were in peril on tram line 3. Continue reading to find out the details.
Lidl security guard assaults a customer
A seemingly peaceful day at one of the most popular supermarkets in Budapest turned into something nobody expected. As it happened, in the store located on Corvin sétány, a customer was accused of theft by the security guard, reported Blikk. The victim of the assault, László K., shared his experiences with the source.
“I was about to leave the store when a man larger than I stopped me in my tracks. Provocatively, he ordered me to empty my pockets. He’s security, he said.”
László was looking for a product on sale, but once he noticed the item was sold out, he decided to leave Lidl empty-handed. After the security guard stopped him, László complied and emptied his pockets. In his possession was an item he bought from another store, receipt attached. László wanted to settle the situation peacefully, complying with store protocol, but the guard was getting angrier.
“He soon started cussing at me, then began to violently shake me. I asked him firmly to unhand me, only for him to throw me into the nearest checkout desk. On impact, my body shattered the plexiglass; the small pieces of glass cut my neck and tore up my clothes and belongings,” László explains.
The police instantly deduced that László was innocent. They asked whether he wanted to make an official police report and take the guard to court, but after what he experienced, László declined. He asked for a sum of money for the damage to his personal belongings, which the guard paid in cash then and there.
Lidl’s Head of Corporate Communications, Tőzsér Judit, had this to say: “Sadly, the unfortunate event did conspire. Our chain formally apologised to the customer. Tőzsér added “our security guards are employed from a third party and are not fully associated with the Lidl chain. However, they must comply with the regulations set by the stores.” The guard who caused the ruckus was duly fired, and he will not be allowed to work with the store ever again.
Children in peril on tram #3
Police.hu reported an incident on tram line #3 in district 10. A noisy passenger started to insult and curse at schoolchildren and even pulled out a knife. Thankfully, an off-duty policeman, Krisztián Balaton, was also aboard the vehicle. Once he noticed what was happening, the policeman wasted no time and began to work.
With some necessary physical force, the two disembarked from the tram. Since the tram stop was close to the district’s police station, Balaton took the troublemaker right there.
O. András, aged 36, was accused of armed truculence, got detained, and a motion has been made to arrest him.
As it turned out, the man was intoxicated and had already had an ongoing case with the police department of Kispest. No children were harmed in the conflict.
Source: Blikk.hu, Police.hu
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