Rome, with slippers sets fire to cars and garbage dumps: Esquiline’s nightmare arrested

Rome – The Carabinieri of the Piazza Dante Station in Rome have been subjected to arrest of 26-year-old Togolese citizen, already affected by a deportation order from the national territory, for the crime of arson.

After a thorough investigation, the Carabinieri have collected a lot of evidence of guilt against the man, regarding the commission three fires, all of a malicious nature, hanged on the night between 16 and 17 October last year, in Piazza Manfredo Fanti, via Carlo Cattaneo and Via Filippo Turati, respectively in some household items placed along the facade of an apartment building, a car, a scooter and, finally, some rubbish bins.

Analyzing the images of its systems video surveillance of the area, the Carabinieri clearly noticed a man who arrived on foot and set fire to the aforementioned pile of household items and then headed towards the places where, a little later, the other two fires were released.

The real turning point in the investigation happened when the Carabinieri, the following Tuesday, October 19, intervened in Piazza Manfredo Fadi, for a “serial damage “to nine cars, whose rear window had been broken using a “club” by a man whose description was completely beyond the comprehension of the author of the fires.

A little later, the Carabinieri locate the 26-year-old, recognized for the unmistakable detail of the shoes worn, namely a pair of slippers with a black stripe and a reflective buckle, they searched for him and found him in possession of the lighter which was confiscated.

He was a man partner in Rebibbia prison at the disposal of the Judicial Authority, where, after the confirmation of the arrest made on the initiative of the Carabinieri, it remained limited. The news of the man’s arrest was received with great satisfaction by the residents of the neighborhood as the fires and the damages in parked cars had created an alarming alarm and had received coverage from the media.

For the record, and for the protection of those under investigation, we recall that an indictment does not amount to a conviction, that evidence is formed in the Court of Justice and that the Italian judicial system still provides for three degrees of judgment.

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