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Tuesday
Mar012011

Pizzeria Owner Tries to Sabotage Rivals with Mice

File Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(UPPER DARBY, Pa.) -- Cops arrested pizza man Nicholas Galiatsatos on Monday after a crosstown rival allegedly caught the owner of Bella Pizzeria in Upper Darby, Pa., trying to stash bags of live mice in two competing pizzerias.

"It's insane. It's crazy. I never heard of anything like that. I never witnessed anything like that," Fanis Facas, the owner of Verona Pizza told ABC affiliate WPVI-TV.

Facas said a man entered his restaurant Monday carrying a bag and made his way to the bathroom.

"He goes to the bathroom and I heard a noise going on in the bathroom. I thought it was just him banging around or something, so I checked after he had gone out of the bathroom," Facas said.

Inside the restroom, Facas said he found footprints on the toilet seat and a ceiling tile that had been tampered with. Upon further investigation, he said, he found a bag stashed in the ceiling filled with live mice.

Facas alerted two police officers who happened to be in the restaurant having lunch. The cops spotted Galiatsatos crossing the street and entering another pizzeria with another bag under his arm. When he noticed the police, Galiatsatos allegedly ran into Uncle Nicks and discarded the bag of mice in a garbage can. Cops found it and arrested him.

Police said they believe Galiatsatos was hoping to drum up business for his own struggling pizzeria by discrediting his rivals.

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